CHILE: Police clash with student protesters

At least 25,000 university student protesters have marched through the streets of Santiago, Chile's capital, calling for reforms in education, reports Aljazeera. Local news reported that police used water cannons to disperse demonstrators after some students broke through police barricades and others hurled stones at riot police.

Fifteen people were arrested during the clashes, according to the authorities.
The students have been pushing the government for years to boost education funding in a country with one of the highest levels of university fees in the world. Chilean university students receive only 15% state funding, the lowest of all OECD countries.
Full report on the Aljazeera site