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Uprisings resurge in Chile as workers, students rail against privatization

Massive protests are sweeping Chile as students and workers demand a reversal of school privatization drives and wealth inequalities gripping the country.

“The only way in which education reforms respond to what the country in demanding is if there is direct participation from all social actors,” declared Andrés Fielbaum, leader of the Student Federation of Universidad de Chile.

Over 100,000 students were joined by teachers, dock workers, and copper miners in Santiago’s streets Wednesday afternoon in massive protests capping off a nation-wide student strike.

Meanwhile, thousands are occupying schools slated as voting stations for Sunday’s upcoming presidential primary elections.

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