Thursday, 12 April 2012 20:39
Students rally against bill which threatens 3-year imprisonment for public assembly.
Santiago’s youth staged another unauthorized march on Thursday against Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter’s proposed law to restrict the country’s ability to assemble publicly.
The Carabineros, Chile's uniformed police, confronted some 150 protesters at Plaza Ahumada, detaining about 50 before any action took place.Police section off Santiago’s Plaza Ahumada during a protest Thursday against Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter’s proposed law to prohibit public assembly. (Photo by Jason Suder/The Santiago Times)Login to read more.
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After four years in Boulder, Colorado with a BS in Journalism to show for it, Jason, having always been attracted towards the mad and exciting, decided Santiago, hot with its ongoing student protests, was the best place to gain his bearings to become a conflict photographer. Although Texas will always be his home, Jason has lived all over the United States. With a lust for travel and passion for current affairs, he moved to Chile at the beginning of 2012 with the hopes of mastering Spanish, learning how to dance and developing a taste for mate.