Photo from Iván Alvarado.
José Pizarro, usually dresses as a woman, is a self-made poet, homeless, and calls himself “the divine antichrist.” He has lived in a very intellectual area since 1985, in the centre of the capital. With time , he has become very popular. Everything was as normal in the neighbourhood until the people start asking, were is he?
The government authorities took him to a mental medical centre, for medical care. All the neighbours started an internet and media campaign to recover his freedom and let him stay as a homeless man on the street. The blog's name is “Release the antichrist” (ES) and they used the medium to inform, call for meetings and organize a protest in front of the mental medical centre. In the first post, titled “why did they take him? (ES) there are more than 90 comments of support. Cony comments
“ Definitely, he is not crazy, a friend bought his book, he is the most wise person, more than others that say they are because they have a PHD in sociologist or philosophy…but what this guy expresses in his book, no one else can explain. Freedom!!!.”
Two days ago the divine antichrist recovered his freedom. Now neighbours are coordinating a way to help him and they wrote
“we have contacted a psychiatrist to advise and give us more details about the technical situation. Be aware, when we get more information we will post it” (ES).