Chile: 39 injured and 273 arrested in students march
Santiago de Chile, August 10, 2011
According Interior Secretary Rodrigo Ubilla 39 people (23 police officers between them) were injured and 273 were arrested after the incidents of the students march on Tuesday.
Ubilla said that between 70,000 and 80,000 people were in the march but 2,000 were just to cause the incidents.
“We are concerned that those who call for these demonstrations are not able to control these groups that are a minority but cause a great chaos”, the secretary said.
Chile University Students Federation (FECH) and some local media said the people present on the march were 10,000 but police said it was the half.
“We believed is time for dialogue as the country call for a change in education system”, Ubilla said.