Chilean school children protesting in the capital, Santiago.
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Thousands march for education in Chile

Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Chile's capital Santiago to ask for improvements in the country's education system.

Protests have been going on for three months with most of them ending in violence, but Sunday's event was peaceful.

It was attended by thousands students, teachers and even families with small children.

Last week authorities proposed a new education bill, but student leaders said it does not go far enough to bring equal access to schooling for the poor.

  • 22 Aug 2011
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