On the morning of 22 September 1973, the military took over the seaport. the Defence Minister was arrested by the Military when he arrived at his office.The military commanders asked the president to resign. Salvadore Allende refused to resign or leave the country.Then the military surrounded the President's house and started bombing it. President allende died in the military attack.A government elected by people was overthrown by the military through conspiracy and violence.
Then Military Coup took place in Chile on 11 September 1973. General Augusto Pinochet, an army General, led the coup.Pinochet became the President of the country and ruled it for the next 17 years.From a government that was elected by the people, the power shifted to the military officers. They could do as they wished and no one could question them. Thus a military dictatorship was established in Chile.