Thursday, August 11, 2011

Youth Rebellions From Salford to Santiago

Police in the Chilean capital Santiago fired water cannons and tear gas on Thursday to disperse hundreds of student protesters calling for education reforms, and detained at least 130 people.
Students in Chile want the national government to take over the public school system, where 90 per cent of the country's 3.5 million students are educated. The students say the system is underfunded and deeply inequitable.

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