Chilean students take to the streets
Chilean students take to the streetsA massive protest hits Chile as student protesters reject the government's $4 billion education fund.
Student leaders in Chile, protesting the state of the country's education system, rejected the government's proposed $4 billion education fund. The government is now seeking to deal directly with university administrators and the students continue to take to the streets.
Protests on July 14 turned violent as at least 32 officers were wounded and 54 demonstrators were arrested, according to the AFP. Water cannons and tear gas were used against protesters, who in turn threw sticks and rocks.
Several Twitter users sent The Stream photos of massive protests in Santiago, telling us that these images of a large, peaceful protest were being ignored by the Chilean media.
The Stream covered the protests previously – looking at creative protests like a "Thriller" flash mob and online visualisations like YoDebo, or "I owe."
These are some of the social media elements sent to The Stream