March 7 - Clashes break out between demonstrators and police in Santiago during the first major student protest of 2013. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: Clashes erupted on Thursday between student demonstrators and police in the Chilean capital of Santiago.
Several arrests were made, and police used a water cannon in efforts to disperse the crowds.
Some protesters hurled rocks at police and police vehicles, while others scrambled to avoid the violence.
Frustrated at President Sebastian's Pinera's government's failure to deliver what they consider to be an adequate response to their demands, Chile's students have led regular protests calling for wide-ranging education reforms.
Thursday marked the first large-scale student demonstration in the South American nation for the 2013 year.
Tuition costs in Chile are among the highest in the world and students claim the government has increasingly skirted their demands for accessible education.