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Chile: Police use water cannon and tear gas against Santiago protesters02:39

Chile: Police use water cannon and tear gas against Santiago protesters

Chile, Santiago
June 23, 2016 at 13:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Authorities brought water cannon, tear gas and riot police onto the streets of, Santiago, Thursday, in order to disperse protesters during a student demonstration in the city centre.

The clashes began as some of the thousands of students who were marching through the centre of the Chilean capital chose to divert from the agreed route of the protest. Police pursued them, as the students moved towards the area near Andres Bello street. At least three students were arrested and put into custody.

The demonstrators aimed to pressure Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and the government to fulfil their promises to provide free higher education for all.

Chile: Police use water cannon and tear gas against Santiago protesters02:39
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Authorities brought water cannon, tear gas and riot police onto the streets of, Santiago, Thursday, in order to disperse protesters during a student demonstration in the city centre.

The clashes began as some of the thousands of students who were marching through the centre of the Chilean capital chose to divert from the agreed route of the protest. Police pursued them, as the students moved towards the area near Andres Bello street. At least three students were arrested and put into custody.

The demonstrators aimed to pressure Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and the government to fulfil their promises to provide free higher education for all.

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