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Chile: Molotov cocktails fly as students clash with police02:18

Chile: Molotov cocktails fly as students clash with police

Chile, Metropolitan Region of Santiago
June 6, 2019 at 07:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

Students clashed with riot police, as a protest escalated in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago on Wednesday.

Protesters lobbed Molotov cocktails in the direction of riot police, who in turn deployed water cannon and tear gas.

Footage shows riot police entering the premises of the Metropolitan University of Education Sciences (UMCE), which were barricaded by the protesters.

Several protesters were reportedly detained during the demonstration.

In the past few months, students have been protesting in Chile for various reasons, with some demanding educational reforms from the government of President Sebastian Pinera and calling for a free, non-sexist and high-quality education.

Chile: Molotov cocktails fly as students clash with police02:18
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Students clashed with riot police, as a protest escalated in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago on Wednesday.

Protesters lobbed Molotov cocktails in the direction of riot police, who in turn deployed water cannon and tear gas.

Footage shows riot police entering the premises of the Metropolitan University of Education Sciences (UMCE), which were barricaded by the protesters.

Several protesters were reportedly detained during the demonstration.

In the past few months, students have been protesting in Chile for various reasons, with some demanding educational reforms from the government of President Sebastian Pinera and calling for a free, non-sexist and high-quality education.

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