Thursday, 16 August 2012 20:25
High school occupations rock Santiago, after negotiations with Mayor Zalaquett break down.
The wave of student protests in Santiago continued on Thursday, with a fresh series of high school occupations
In one of the busiest days for Chilean police, 139 protesters were arrested as occupiers were evicted from three different schools. At all three establishments, students refused to voluntarily leave the school premises and had to be dispersed with tear gas and pressurized water hoses early Thursday morning.
This latest outpouring of dissent comes after talks between student leaders and Santiago Mayor Pablo Zalaquett failed
to bring about an agreement, as students rejected Zalaquett’s proposals.
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