Twenty Chilean Students in Hunger Strike

Santiago de Chile,  (Prensa Latina) Another 12 high school students joined on Thursday the eight students on hunger strike protesting the lack of response by the government to the Chilean students´ demands.

The pressure measure is in line with protests staged by students and professors for the last few months, with the support of families and different social sectors demanding a high quality public education.

The students also demand that education be not-for-profit, a constitutional reform that guarantees education as a right, and a return to the State of the high schools given to the municipalities in 1986 during the Augusto Pinochet military dictatorship.

According to Biobio radio station, the protest is part of the intensification of the movement that the students threatened if their demands were not met.


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