Clashes as Chile students step up demos

Students clash with riot police during a march held to protest the slow pace of educational reform, in Santiago on May 26, 2016Hooded protesters pelted stones at police who fired tear gas and water cannons in the Chilean capital Thursday, as thousands of students staged fresh street rallies demanding free university education. Students rallied in the center of Santiago, where security forces tried to block their path. Protesters are demanding that President Michelle Bachelet speed up a long-awaited reform to guarantee universal access to free public education in Chile.

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