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Student protesters clash with police in Chile

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Student protesters clash with police in Chile

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Keeping up their fight for more education funding, thousands of students have taken to the streets of Chile’s capital, Santiago.

But their protests, launched more than six months ago, have often ended in violence and the latest demonstrations were no different.

Security forces used water cannon and tear gas as clashes broke out with a number of youths who hurled rocks and other objects at police. Dozens of arrests were reported.

Students are demanding a major overhaul of the education system, with a decision on the budget due in parliament by the end of the month.