October 16, 2011
In Chile, Students' Anger at Tuition Debt Fuels Protests and a National Debate
Michael Jones, Novus Select, for The Chronicle
Thursday at lunchtime, and the area around the University of Chile's engineering faculty is a veritable battlefield. Strewn garbage burns on the streets, and the sting of tear gas fills the air. Armored police vehicles come flying around corners toward taunting students, who pelt them with rocks.
The riot police charge, and bystanders hide in their doorways. In the background is the incongruous yet constant beat of a percussion section on the building's roof.