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Chilean students kiss in protest

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2011 - 00:54

July 7 - Thousands of Chilean students lock lips to demand education reforms in ongoing clashes with the government. Sophia Soo reports.

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In a bid to push for education reforms, more than 2,000 Chilean students took part in a massive make-out session. The kissing scene was in stark contrast to violent clashes seen over the past several weeks. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) TECHNICAL STUDENT, KARINA ARAVENA, SAYING: "What is happening is young people are learning and realizing that the education here in Chile is bad. And I think it is a beautiful way to protest and it is better to see these young people, you know, us, protesting in such a simple way, with a kiss." In the last couple of weeks, Chile has seen a number of protests across the country demanding for a better education system. The students are calling for the government to work directly with them to solve discontent over education standards and costs. Sophia Soo, Reuters.

Chilean students kiss in protest

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2011 - 00:54

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