Women’s Day March in Chile Turns Violent

16 March 2012 at 3:12 pm

Over 10,000 Chilean activists marked International Women’s Day with a massive march in downtown Santiago that ended with clashes with the police.

Participants from a number of feminist, social, and union groups demonstrated together.

They were calling on more women to take political action and occupy positions of power in Chilean politics.

At one point a small group of protesters tried to move barriers set up by the police and the authorities detained at least one woman.

The authorities also fired tear gas and a water cannon at the crowd.

Protesters set fire to furniture they raided from a bank.

The demonstrators claim the country’s institutions uphold a male driven society and widespread gender inequality.

http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_asia/2012-03-10/chile-women-s-day-march-turns-violent.html – includes link to video footage

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