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Chilean police clash with protesting students

Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 01:11

Police in armoured vehicles spray tear gas and water cannon at demonstrators, many of whom fire back throwing rocks, sticks and pushing metal fences in the road during a student-led demonstration for better education reform. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Demonstrators clashed with police in Santiago on Thursday (June 1) during a student-led march for better education reform. Led by the Chilean Students' Union (Confech) protesters came together to protest the closure of the Arcis University, and the reject reform bills being discussed in Congress. Police in armoured vehicles sprayed tear gas and water cannon at demonstrators, many of whom fired back throwing rocks, sticks and pushing metal fences in the road as barricades. For years, Chileans have been protesting for increased spending on education and against education reform which would increase private involvement in education. In May students marched under the banner "End debt," part of a demand to call for debt forgiveness for students who owe to the CAE credit system used in Chile.

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Chilean police clash with protesting students

Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 01:11