SANTIAGO — At least 50 demonstrators were arrested Thursday when masked protesters attacked police at the end of a massive and otherwise peaceful march in Santiago demanding more resources for education.
Tens of thousands of students, teachers and their supporters marched from the University of Santiago, in the western part of the city, to the La Moneda presidential palace demanding reforms.
Marchers took up 11 blocks of the central Alameda boulevard as they headed into downtown Santiago.
Protest organizers said that more than 150,000 came out to march. “This is an absolutely massive march that has surpassed our expectations,” said student leader Giorgio Jackson.