Thursday, July 7, 2011

Passionate Protests: Chilean Students Demand Education Reform

In a continuing wave of protests, Chilean students demand education reform. On June 24, a protest reported up to 20,000 students, an event that turned violent. On June 30, the protest increased in size with a reported 80,000 to 100,000 students, lecturers, and parents demanding change. Chile's President Sebastian Pinera asked for the protests to stop and is proposing some changes, including a $6 billion dollar reform plan.

However, student protests continue with a new twist. Two thousand students gathered in a kissing protest. The protests remain passionate, and no reports of violence or arrests.

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