SANTIAGO, Chile – Over the past few weeks, students have been revolting over the privatization of education throughout Chile. In Santiago, students have occupied various school buildings, including ‘middle schools’ (i.e. high schools). According to one mainstream news source, over 100 students were arrested.
On wednesday, August 18th, some 3000 university and secondary students marched through Santiago only to be confronted by riot police. Police brutality ensued as they refused to allow students to reach the main ave.