At 13:30 the building is still on fire and after hours of confrontation, the military enters the first floor of La Moneda, while still the firing continues from the defenders inside. From the second floor, the President has decided on the complete rendition and ask his supporters to leave the floor in one line, he said “Now begin to go down, I will be the last in the line”.
This is the last time that President Salvador Allende is seen alive. Brief moments later in the Hall of Independence of the presidential palace, he tragically takes his own life using the same weapon that he was using to defend his ideals. The dream of the Chilean democratic revolution unexpectedly and violently reaches its end.