Ordered by date:
June 28, 2012; Up to 120,000 defy winter rains and violent confrontations in Santiago as Chile’s students regain momentum.
17. May Day, Chile
May 1, 2012; Thousands of workers, students, families, immigrant rights, artists, indigenous and families march in Santiago as the ‘Día del Trabajador’ ends in violent confrontations.
September 8, 2011; Students don black and light candles in honor of the victims of the Juan Fernández plane crash.
September 1, 2011; Mass kissings in Santiago and around the world demonstrate students passion for education reform.
August 25, 2011; Enthusiastic crowds give the second day of el paro the feel of a street party, although the day was marred by familiar scenes of vandalism and confrontation between Carabineros and violent minorities.
August 24, 2011; Chile’s Association of Journalists calls on viewers to switch of the TV at 9 o’clock, the traditional news hour.
August 24, 2011; Unions launch two days of national strikes to demand better working conditions and show solidarity with students.
August 23, 2011; At Manuel Barros Borgoño Boys High hundreds of chairs form a barricade around the perimeter of the school. Students guard the entrance. Inside, the teachers have gone. The boys have left their uniforms at home and invited girls from a neighbouring school to join them in their make-shift camp. They hang out in groups, play table tennis, jam on instruments, skateboard. . .
August 22, 2011; “I don’t like Chile,” Ariki told me, “sure the streets are clean, it looks rich, but only 10% of the country is rich. The other 90%, they are poor.”
August 19, 2011; It didn’t draw thousands of protesters to the city center and it wasn’t reported by the mainstream media, but a protest in front of an elite Catholic school in Santiago is just as ominous a portent as any for Chile’s under-pressure President.
August 18, 2011; Tens of thousands defy oppressive weather and government ban in Santiago and take to the streets.
August 18, 2011; Satirical news by Kurt Hoberg.
August 16, 2011; Chilean novelist Isabel Allende throws her support behind growing calls for education reform in her home country.
August 11, 2011; Students construct peace sign with 500 empty canisters that have been used against them by Caribineros.
August 11, 2011; International solidarity for the students movement with marches on Chilean embassy’s and messages of support on social media.
August 1o, 2011; For the sixth consecutive night the streets of Santiago resonated with the sounds of a distinctly Latin American form of protest.
August 1o, 2011; Government and Caribineros embarrassed as an encapuchado (hooded protestor) is revealed as an ‘undercover’ police an officer.
August 9, 2011; Between 60,000 to more than 150,000 (depending on where you get your news from) students marched through central Santiago today.