June 20, 2013
Chilean students march in Santiago to demand free education
Protesting Chilean students marched again in the streets of Santiago de Chile to demand free education and deep reforms in the country’s schooling system. The demonstration ended up with a clash between hooded protesters and the police.
According to the march’s organizers, over 100,000 students and teachers gathered at Plaza Italia and later took Alameda Avenue, downtown Santiago, to end at the cultural centre Estación Mapocho in yet another demonstration against the country’s educational system.
Since last year, demonstrators have staged over forty massive protests demanding improvement’s on the Chile’s approach to education.
Education Minister Harald Beyer, however, told the press previously the government will not cede to their demands for free education.