Police have clashed with student protesters in
Tear gas and water cannons were used to disperse hundreds ofhigh school students throwing rocks, who repeatedly blocked traffic on
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According to Chilean police, more than 100 police officerswere injured in the clashes.
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The annual "Day of the Young Fighter" protestcommemorates the 1985 police killings of two students during the presidency ofAugusto Pinochet,
The day is often marked by violence and the night's protestswere typical of the date.
Thecommemoration called this year was marked by anger over
One protester, who identified himself as Simon, his facecovered by a white handkerchief, said that they were demonstrating "forthe situation and for our rights".
Policedeployed 4,000 officers and a dozen armoured personnel carriers around the cityfor the event.
Some hoodedprotesters threw Molotov cocktails in the south of
Most shops in
TheAssociated Press reported Harboe as saying 455 demonstrators had beendetained at dusk on Thursday.
Harboe alsosaid that most of those arrested in the afternoon were minors who were causingtrouble near the presidential palace, La Moneda, in the centre of the capital.
Bynightfall, the violence had spread to poor neighbourhoods, where protesters setup barricades and exchanged gunfire with police officers, according totelevision footage.
Rocks thrown by demonstrators broke windows at the intensivecare unit of the
Students launched the first protest againstMichelle Bachelet, the president, last year by demanding free student access topublic transport.Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16