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I'm not sure the exact reason for this protest but I guarantee it is related to economic inequality and the exploitation of the working class.

SANTIAGO, Chile – Students who have been strong advocates for a free and quality education have called for a march in the nation’s capital on Sept. 27 to demand an increase in next year’s education budget.

“Those who want changes to the educational system should take to the streets with us again,” Noam Titelman, the president of the Federation of Catholic University Students (FEUC), said at a press conference on Sept. 25.

The government has given students permission to hold the march, which will be held downtown.

So even though these protesters have the requisite permit the owners have decided the police should repress them.

9:46 AM PT: There are still projectile detonations and the protesters themselves seem far removed from the police and relatively docile so I'm not certain why they are being fired upon.

10:00 AM PT: Police appear to be preparing to sweep.

10:19 AM PT: Police have a watercannon tank they are dousing protesters with.

10:30 AM PT: Apparently they have released the hounds as well. Barking dogs are accompanying the line of riot cops.

10:47 AM PT: I have to go run errands. If someone watching the livestream could post updates in the comments it would be appreciated.


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  •  BBC: (9+ / 0-)
    Students say Chile's education system, usually seen as the best in Latin America, is profoundly unfair.

    They say middle class students have access to some of the best schooling in Latin America, while the poor have to be content with under-funded state schools.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/...
  •  Reading the liveblog on Chilean daily La Tercera (1+ / 0-)
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    mookins

    here, and it doesn't look like the cops were using live ammunition.  The protests were part of a national mobilization in order to impact the opening of a public discussion on the education budget, and they grow out of the massive student movement that led to months of sit ins and student strikes a year ago.

    While there were some violent incidents, especially in the capital Santiago, for the most part the protests were peaceful.  Human rights observers were present at the marches, though I haven't seen any of their reports.

    Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
    ¡Boycott Arizona!

    by litho on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 10:25:57 AM PDT

  •  Here's a Google-searched Chilean newslink: (1+ / 0-)
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    Horace Boothroyd III

    http://www.cooperativa.cl/...

    14:11 | "De la manifestación nos lanzaron dos granadas lacrimógenas, gran cantidad de botellas con ácido, botellas con pintura. Por ende, hubo que actuar y limpiar la línea de Alameda hacia el poniente", explicó el general Rodolfo Pacheco respecto de la primera etapa de la protesta.

    "From the demonstration they launched two tear gas grenades, large number of acid-filled bottles, paint-filled bottles.  At the end, we had to act and clean the line from Alameda to the west", explained General Rodolfo Pacheco with regard to the first stage of the protest.

    Student protest, in support of free publc education.  If I recall, the government is proposing to up fees and tuition.

    AFP:

    Estudiantes chilenos se manifiestan por el centro de Santiago
    (AFP) – Hace 1 hora.  
    SANTIAGO — Miles de estudiantes volvieron a marchar este jueves por el centro de Santiago en reclamo del fortalecimiento de la educación pública chilena, en la sexta manifestación que se realiza este año.

    Convocado por los estudiantes secundarios, la manifestación arrancó desde el frontis de la Universidad de Santiago, en el este de la capital, para avanzar por varias cuadras de la céntrica avenida Alameda, y enfilar luego hacia el sur hasta llegar a la calle Blanco Encalada.

    Chilean students protes in downtown Santiago
    (AFP) - One hour ago.
    SANTIAGO - Thousands of students arrived to march this Thursday to demand the strengthening of Chilean public education, in the sixth demonstration  this year.

    Called by secondary students, the demonstration started fronm the entrance to the University of Santiago, in the east of the capital, advancing several blocks along Alameda Avenue, and marching towards the south to arrive in Calle Blanco Encalada.

    Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

    by tom 47 on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 10:30:08 AM PDT

  •  the livestream is down. is it over or did (1+ / 0-)
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    Horace Boothroyd III

    something happen to the livestreamer?

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