Student groups marching in the center of the capital, Santiago, held a demonstration they called “backpack” (mochilazo).
The police intervened with tear gas and water cannon to the students who barricaded themselves on the street and threw Molotov cocktails.
Protesters carried banners of “Down with commercial education” and “continue the fight after class”.
Speaking to the EFE news agency, a 15-year-old student named Manuel Ibarra stated that the honorable education in the country is not at an equal level. We will be.” used the phrase.
The Chilean government has announced that it will make an education contribution plan of approximately $306 million by the end of the year to meet the most urgent needs.
Students in Chile periodically protest against education conditions and there are occasional violent clashes with security forces.