Police in the Chilean capital use water cannons during clashes with students who are protesting promised education reforms that they say don't go far enough. Mana Rabiee reports.
Chilean police meet student protesters with a water cannon in the center of the capital, Santiago. It's the latest blow-up in ongoing student protests over plans to overhaul the country's education system. President Michelle Bachelet and her government are set to enact reforms like bolstering teacher pay, making university education free and bringing locally-managed public schools under national jurisdiction. They were the base of her election manifesto, after student protests four years ago helped bring down the government of Sebastian Pinera. Now a year into her term, the new generation of student protesters say the reforms just don't go far enough. They're demanding Chile tap into its natural resources and taxes to make tuition free for students who are often saddled with loans. But the protests over education reform are increasingly focussed on broader dissatisfaction in Chile over social issues ... from the pension system to fishing rights. This, as Bachelet's popularity sinks to an all-time low.