Chile protesters call for education reform

Demonstrators try to disrupt President Sebastian Pinera's final state of the nation speech to Congress.

    Chilean police have used water canons and tear gas to break up a demonstration calling for more wide-ranging and free education.

    The protests on Tuesday came as President Sebastian Pinera defended his record in a final state of the nation address to Congress.

    He recounted his success of creating jobs and announced educational reforms.

    Demonstrators included students and members of left-wing movements and unions who are fighting against neo-liberal policies and fight inequality in Chile.

    Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Valparaiso.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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