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Among the protesters on 22nd December 2011 was someone dressed in a red Santa suit. Whether or not it was the real Santa remains unanswered.

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The Chilean Education Conflict / Chilean Winter student demonstrations began as a protest over costs, profits, and fairness of higher education in the county. Only 45% of high school students study in traditional publicly funded schools and most universities are private.

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The students’ protests also attracted other Chileans keen on publicising their frustration over wages, health care and other social issues. The protesters were united by a common dissatisfaction with the hugely unpopular President Sebastian Pinera.

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Many demonstrations were met by police using tear gas and water cannons on the crowds. Changes in the education system are still unsettled and student protests continue even now.

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Among the protesters on 22nd December 2011 was someone dressed in a red Santa suit. Whether or not it was the real Santa remains unanswered.

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