Thursday, 2 June 2011

Students attacked with water cannon

POLICE used water cannon to attack protesters, as 25,000 students marched in Chile against the neoliberal grip on the education system.

The massive and angry demonstration in Santiago focusd on privatisation and the massive debts incurred by young people to pay for their studies - familiar themes across the capitalist world.

When taking into consideration the average family income in Chile, university fees are nearly three times higher than the United States, Japan, and Australia, reports Al Jazeera.