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Demonstrators, police clash in Chile as soccer tournament begins

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 00:58

As President Michelle Bachelet was opening the Copa America soccer tournament, police were clashing with students demanding educational reform in Chile. Diane Hodges reports.

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As Chilean officials kick off Latin America's most prestigious soccer tournament, Chilean students take to the streets again to demand educational reform. The latest protest began with the students throwing footballs a t the Ministry of Education, in what they called a "kick about for education and for teachers," a reference to the tournament. Police fired back with water cannons. They say the students then responded with Molotov cocktails. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet was elected on promises to reform the educational system. Earlier this year, the Chilean congress approved some reforms. But the students are demanding more drastic changes. They're vowing to continue their protests, at least until the soccer tournament ends on July Fourth. = Demonstrators, police clash in Chile as soccer tournament begins As President Michelle Bachelet was opening the Copa America soccer tournament, police were clashing with students demanding educational reform in Chile. Diane Hodges reports.

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Demonstrators, police clash in Chile as soccer tournament begins

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 00:58