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Chilean students in kissing protest

More than 100 students have held a kiss-in in a central plaza of the Chilean capital as part of a peaceful protest demanding education reforms.

Pairs of college and high school students locked lips in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral on Thursday while passers-by stopped to watch. Some onlookers applauded.

The kiss-in marked a humorous break from mass student and teacher protests that have at times sparked violence and police crackdowns.

Protesters plan more large-scale protests next week.

The students are demanding higher quality and more equitable education. They have also occupied schools, staged choreographed dances and carried giant balls through town to get their message heard.


From Belfast Telegraph