29 June 2012

CHILE : 150,000 Students Protest; 472 Arrested, 36 Police Injured.

     (link arrest/injury figures updated...from AP)

     An estimated 40,000-150,000 students took to the streets of Santiago again...protesting against for-profit colleges...and the cost of education.
     Like almost all of 2011's 40 protest rallies...there was violence...and arrests.
     At least 36 police were injured...and 472 suspected vandals were arrested for ransacking supermarkets, pharmacies and a cellphone store.
     The black hooded anarchists...called encapuchados...also destroyed 15 traffic lights and 50 street signs.