Wednesday, 05 September 2012 21:56
Wave of student takeovers sweep Santiago after the approval of controversial tax reform.
Hundreds of student protesters occupied various political party headquarters to show their indignation at the passage of a controversial tax
reform late Tuesday night.
Frustrated high school students took over the headquarters of the center-left Christian Democratic Party (DC), the far-right Independent Democratic Union Party (UDI), and the liberal Party for Democracy (PPD), while the Socialist Party (PS) headquarters was occupied by university students.
High schoolers also staged a failed attempt to occupy the Communist Party (PC) headquarters. While most headquarters were taken peacefully, Álvaro Pillado, president of the UDI youth league, said protesters stormed the UDI headquarters by force, throwing rocks and smoke grenades.
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