June 30 - Protests turn violent in Chile as students and teachers demand education improvements. Rough Cut. No reporter narration.
Protests turn violent in Chile as tens of thousands of students and teachers march through the streets of Chile Thursday demanding improvements in education. Police said 80,000 people joined the march while its organizers said there were more than 200,000 demonstrators. Some masked protesters attempted to ransack nearby stores and clashed with police, who responded with tear gas and high-pressure water. One individual was seen throwing a Molotov cocktail bomb at a police truck. This demonstration is just one in a series of protests to demand lower university fees and cheaper bus passes from the center-right government led by President Sebastian Pinera. The national government has proposed a $75 million injection into universities but has not responded to some key demands of the protesters.