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Over 100,000 Protest in Chile to Support Students' Demands

HeadlinesMay 17, 2012

In Chile, a crowd estimated at more than 100,000 marched through the streets of Santiago on Wednesday to support the demands of the nation’s students. It was the second major student protest of the year after months of demonstrations in 2011 opposing student debt and the privatization of education. The head of the Federation of Chilean Students, Gabriel Boric, said Chile’s student movement is resilient in its struggle.

Gabriel Boric: "We are more than 100,000 people. We are giving again a clear sign to the government that the student movement, after a year, stands up on its feet and will not rest. We are still in the fight."

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