Chilean Social Movement Protests are held right in front of Chilean Congress in Santiago.
Santiago de Chile / NationalTurk – The Social Movement on Thursday will hold a demonstration in the city of Valparaiso, the legislative venue, where the government debates the 2012 Budget Bill.
The protest has a national character because it will be attended by teacher and student associations which will travel from other cities, including the capital Santiago
Chile Protests to continue with march from students
After arriving in the port city, 120 kilometers northwest of Santiago, the protesters will begin a march culminating in a main event next to the Congress. According to information from the Teachers Association, on Thursday a delegation of leaders of the Social Committee for Education is also expected to enter the legislative chamber to meet with a group of parliamentary members.
According to Chilean official sources, the mobilization will focus on the call for the de-municipalization of education and the rejection of the 2012 Budget Bill presented by the government. The date of protests, which continue today with a march on the Alameda de Santiago avenue, another chapter in the fight against for-profit education, is supported by organizations of high school and university students.
The protest will also be supported by the Central Labor Federation, the Coordinating Committee of Parents and Guardians and human rights organizations.
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Most marchers were peaceful but scattered violence marred the protests, and a 16-year-old boy was shot to death early Friday, allegedly by a police bullet, as officers responded to looting and riots. Nearly 1,400 people were arrested nationwide, and more than 200 police and civilians were injured