Santiago Chile: Student protests, injuries, arrests, transportation system damaged

Posted on August 9, 2012 • Filed under: Chile, Conflicts, Crime, Police/Military Activity, TRAVEL

Police in Santiago used water cannons and tear gas as thousands of students took to the streets, raging against the government’s policy on education. Vandals set buses ablaze and attacked government property amid violence that left 49 Carabineros injured and 75 people arrested. Authorities say leaders of Wednesday’s protests cannot be exempt from responsibility for the burning of the Transantiago mass-transit system buses. Reports describe one such attack, during which passengers had to take cover on the floor while hooded vandals hurled rocks at the windows. Read Article

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