Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What The Chilean Student Protests Actually Look Like

While college students in the United States are mostly resigned to being saddled with unpayable debt and dismal job prospects, students in Chile have been protesting en masse for several months for a more affordable public education system.

The protests in action have looked a little something like this.

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And this.



And even this.



Having been to Santiago, Chile before, what's weird to me is imagining all the tear gas and riot police in a city I found to be pleasant, but relatively calm. The sight of 15-year-olds making out in public, however, is totally normal (unfortunately).

American tourist observations aside, let's hope the Chilean students get what they're asking for.

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