Chile: Protesters and Police Clash at Student March in SantiagoPolitics Santiago, Chile - 08 August 2012
Chilean high school students organised a march on August 8, 2012, in Santiago, Chile, to demand improvement of the public education system in the country.
During the march, violence escalated and three buses were set on fire and several protestors got arrested by local police.
The protest was convened by the ACES high school students association, with support from the groups that represent Chile’s collegians.
When students walked toward the Alamedaarea, they were welcomed by tear gas, water cannon and truncheon-wielding mounted police.
The protesters responded by throwing rocks and other projectiles.
Three public buses were burned and witnesses said hooded militants had previously ordered the passengers off the vehicles.
The disturbances went on for at least five hours, resulting in dozens of arrests and leaving six police injured,
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Our contributor writes:
Groups of masked men burned minutes before noon caterpillar Transantiago three buses in the area of Marin General Bustamante, amid protests from students who participated in an unauthorized march in Plaza Italia.De according to the background in the sector Bustamante just around the bend in front of Marin, the exalted, mostly masked, blocked the passage of the machines, forcing down the drivers and passengers to proceed to burn with fire bombs.