Chilean activist seeks reforms beyond streets

Student leader made famous worldwide after 2011 protests changes gears to run for seat in Congress.

Last Modified: 08 May 2013 17:12
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Chilean students are expected to stage another protest calling for education reforms in the Latin American country.

Their demands for the planned Wednesday protest are nearing the top of the political agenda just six months before general elections.

But the student leader who became famous worldwide when the protests began in 2011 is now changing gears. Instead of just leading more protests, Camila Vallejo is now seeking a seat in Congress and push reforms from within the system. 

Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Santiago.


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