On September 11, 1973 Augusto Pinochet overthrew the government of President Salvador Allene in Chile. Pinochet’s military couple killed and tortured thousands of people in an effort to get rid of the left-wing government. There were also many forced disappearances. They secretly disposed of about 1,000 victims after they were tortured and murdered. Even through his horrific crimes, there were many people that supported Pinochet.