Hundreds of thousands of students protested across Chile on Thursday to push for education reform and to mark one year of demonstrations. Chile's education system is plagued by inequality, with poor-quality public schools and expensive private universities benefiting from state funding, and many students facing huge educational loan debts.
The action included a mass protest in the country's capital, Santiago, which included a 3-mile march through the city, with students brandishing flags and banners. Other demonstrations were held in towns and cities all over Chile.
As with previous protests instances of violence have been reported, including some students throwing stones at police, and launching a Molotov cocktail which set a car alight.
The year of action has sparked some reforms, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has outlined tax reforms expected to raise around $700m (£433m), much of which will be funnelled to the country's education system. However students’ organisations believe this not to be enough, the reforms have made changes to university education, but little has been done to address issues with high school education especially.