I'm not sure the exact reason for this protest but I guarantee it is related to economic inequality and the exploitation of the working class.
SANTIAGO, Chile – Students who have been strong advocates for a free and quality education have called for a march in the nation’s capital on Sept. 27 to demand an increase in next year’s education budget.So even though these protesters have the requisite permit the owners have decided the police should repress them.
“Those who want changes to the educational system should take to the streets with us again,” Noam Titelman, the president of the Federation of Catholic University Students (FEUC), said at a press conference on Sept. 25.
The government has given students permission to hold the march, which will be held downtown.
9:46 AM PT: There are still projectile detonations and the protesters themselves seem far removed from the police and relatively docile so I'm not certain why they are being fired upon.
10:00 AM PT: Police appear to be preparing to sweep.
10:19 AM PT: Police have a watercannon tank they are dousing protesters with.
10:30 AM PT: Apparently they have released the hounds as well. Barking dogs are accompanying the line of riot cops.
10:47 AM PT: I have to go run errands. If someone watching the livestream could post updates in the comments it would be appreciated.