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Chilean students clash with police

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 01:27

June 28 - Chilean students clash with police in protests demanding an overhaul of the education system. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Chilean students took to the streets of Santiago Thursday demonstrating against the high cost of education in the country a year after the student protest movement began. In a scene that has become commonplace in Santiago over the past year, police used a water cannon and tear gas to attempt to remove students from the streets. The protesters responded by throwing rocks and other objects at the police. The students are frustrated at government's failure to deliver what they consider to be an adequate response to their demands. Demonstrations have spread to other sectors and plagued President Sebastian Pinera's first term. The students began protesting in June 2011 about the high cost and poor quality of higher education in Chile, where tuition costs are among the world's highest. A report by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Chilean households pay up to 75 percent of education costs, saddling many with high interest loans

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Chilean students clash with police

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 01:27