Friday, March 16, 2012

Chile Student Protest

  • Police in Chile have used tear gas and water cannon to break up a protest by thousands of students in Santiago. It was the first big demonstration this year by Chiles student movement, which held months of mass protests in 2011.
  • (BBC News)
  • But students rejected the plan as not addressing the main problem. Now that the summer vacation is over in Chile, more protests are expected to come. Both high school and university student groups have said they are preparing a demonstration in April.
  • (China Daily)
  • At right, high school students shout at riot police during the year's first student protest Thursday in Santiago, Chile.
  • (Herald Times)
  • Last October 15, mass protests took place new Roll Over Beethoven blog): --In Chile, women under the Pinochet dictatorship sang the Ode To Joy outside torture prisons to offer hope to those inside.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • It goes to the heart of much of the public resentment and discontent we have seen lately in the Americas, from the "Occupy Wall Street" encampments in the United States to the massive student protests in Chile.
  • (Miami Herald)
  • No, thats the least traditional thing to have in our Carnaval, said Jorge Diogo Souza Costa, a 24-year-old student from Recife There have been protests against the port by some environmentalists and residents of Lamu island.

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