Student protest for free education turns violentAssociated Press.
The crisis over education reform in Chile remains unresolved despite more than a year of demonstrations by students, teachers and families. The marches have mostly been peaceful but often end with clashes between police in riot gear and vandals armed with sticks who loot shops and hurl rocks and Molotov cocktails.
President Sebastian Pinera's approval ratings have plunged with the protests that have focused Chileans' attention on academic and economic inequality. Pinera has refused to radically change the education system. Instead, he has proposed spending about $1 billion on thousands of new scholarships and lowering student loan interest from an average of 6% to 2%.
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