Students Protest for Education Reform in Chile

Thousands of students in Chile marched through Santiago’s main avenue in protest of the president's education plan that provides free tuition to those in need.

Students are demanding a full reform, saying more scholarships are not enough to put the country's youth forward. To reform means to make changes in order to improve.

The country of Chile is located in South America between Argentina and Peru, along the Pacific Ocean.

Though the student march was mostly peaceful, some isolated incidents occurred between the demonstrators and police, who targeted them with water cannons.

A central student demand is about costs. Chilean universities and technical schools are among the world’s most expensive when income is factored in. Students also want a greater say in education policy. Chile has seen student protests all year long.

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