In September 2010 the Bicentennial of Independence was held in Chile. These photographs show the streets of the city of Valparaiso and the city of Santiago and its people during the days of celebration. Valparaiso, Chile. 04/09/2010
A group of masked protesters took place in violent riots outside the University of Santiago de Chile in the Central Station district following a student demonstration and were dispersed by riot police using water cannon. Chile. 13th January 2012
Nearly a thousand students gathered in Santiago to demand the end of the General Law of Education and the end of the municipalization of secondary schools, amongst other demands. Santiago, Chile. 04/08/2010
Massive demonstration calling for public education brought out approximately 40,000 people in downtown Santiago. The protests ended in riots when the police wanted to disperse the demonstration. 14th July 2011
According to protesters estimates, as many as 100,000 people turned out onto the streets of the capital in renewed demonstrations calling for broad reforms to the state education system. Chile. 22nd September 2011
More than 100,000 students march in Chile’s capital to ask for improvements in the country’s education system. Students throw rocks while riot police retaliate with water cannons and tear gas. 22nd September 2011
Ana Piquer, executive director of Amnesty International Chile, presents the Annual Report 2012 in Santiago de Chile. Especially in the context of the students protests during 2011, several violations of human rights have been recorded in Chile.
A march organized by various social organizations and unions in support of protests in the southern Aysén region ended in unrest when a group of protesters tried to take the Alameda. Police intervened using teargas to disperse the demonstrators.
En Santiago de Chile se efectuó la mayor marcha del Orgullo Gay en toda la historia. En esta ocasión la convocatoria sumó a miles de personas que apoyaron las peticiones para que se legisle sobre el matrimonio homosexual.
Thousands of people joined a national strike organised by the Confederation of Workers, calling for reforms in the country's education, health and the political and financial systems. The day ended in clashes with riot police. Chile. 25th August 2011
Secondary students in Santiago, Chile protested against the increase in fares for public transportation which is now passing 500 pesos. They were confronted by police and dogs and were sprayed with water cannons.
More than 3000 people marched on the 37th Anniversary of the coup in Chile. At the conclusion of the march about 50 masked men clashed violently with police in the general cemetery. Santiago de Chile, Chile. 11/09/2010
Over 100,000 students took to the streets in Santiago to express their dissatisfaction and demand changes in the public state education system. The protests turned violent and riot police were called in to disperse protesters. Chile. 16th June 2011
Over 150,000 people demonstrated in downtown Santiago demanding reforms to the education system and against the government of Sebastian Piñera. The protests ended in violent clashes between students and police. Chile. 9th August 2011
Students called for families to participate in a massive march in support of their claims on Governmental policies on education. Participants included grandparents, parents and children in joint action. Chile. 7th August 2011