Monday, 20 August 2012 23:23
High schoolers dig in as university students determine their stance.
Secondary student leaders called for a deepening of student mobilizations Monday after more than a week of school occupations and confrontational marches in Santiago.
“The call we make is for a national mobilization,” Cristofer Sarabia, spokesperson of the National Coordinator of Secondary Students (Cones), told the press. “We make a call to mobilize, but in the manner in which each school will define.”
In Chile, student occupations are generally decided on democratically by the student body of individual schools.
Minutes after Sarabia’s speech, police stormed the then-occupied Instituto Nacional, one of Santiago’s most symbolic public schools, detaining 101 people in the process.Login to read more.