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Santiago police clash with students during protest

Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 01:14

Santiago students protesting the Chilean government's education policies clash with riot police. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Clashes erupted in Santiago on Tuesday as students protesting the Chilean government's education policies faced off with police. Demonstrators threw rocks at officers who responded with tear gas and water cannons. The students came from different parts of the city intending to march on the Ministry of Education and hand over a letter detailing their demands to Education Minister Adriana Delpiano. Some protesters were arrested as the clashes intensified. Students were demonstrating against what they feel are slow education reforms by the center-left government of President Michelle Bachelet. Bachelet, who began her second non-consecutive presidential term in 2014, campaigned on a slew of reforms that included shaking up Chile's highly privatized education system and making university free of charge. Although some education reforms have been passed already, students complain others are taking too long and do not go far enough. They also feel as though they have not been sufficiently consulted.

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Santiago police clash with students during protest

Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 01:14