Twenty-five people were arrested by riot police in Santiago on Friday (24 august) during a three-hour battle between anti-government students and police.
GV People throwing stones at police
GV Helicopters fly-inf overhead
SV Police fire tear gas
GV Demonstrators running from police
SV Demonstrators firs catapults
LV Police chase rioters firing tear gas
GV Water cannons sprayed on burning truck
GV Water cannons played on rioters (2 shots)
GV Rioters erecting barricades
LV Injured rioter being attended
SV People overcome by tear gas
SV Police wearing gas masks
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Background: Twenty-five people were arrested by riot police in Santiago on Friday (24 august) during a three-hour battle between anti-government students and police.
In similar clashes last Tuesday six militants were wounded by gunfire but on Friday there were no reports of any serious injures.
The rioting followed an Education Ministry decision to postpone the student's winter holiday's The month-old transport strike has prevented many students, who travel by bus, from getting to school.
Meanwhile Chile's President Salvador Allends is still trying to form a new cabinet. This followed the resignation of General Carlos Prats as Army Commander and Defence Minister.
The new cabinet, which will e the tenth since Dr. Allends took power 33 months ago, is expected to be announced early next week. It will be the second major re-shuffle in less than three weeks, signalling the final collapse o the "national security" cabinet formed on 9 August when Dr. Allends brought the commanders of the armed forces and the para-military police into the cabinet.
SYNOPSIS: In Santiago on friday twenty five students wore arrested in anti-government riots.
But there were no reports of any serious injury. On Tuesday six militants received gunshot wounds in similar rioting.
The rioting followed an Education Ministry decision to postpone students's winter holidays. The month-old transport strike has prevented many students, who travel by bus, from getting to their classes.
The rioting has been one of the factors contributing to the political uncertainty that has plagued Chile in recent months.
President Allends is at present trying to form a new cabinet, following the resignations of the Commanders of the Army and air Force.
The new cabinet, when it is formed, will be Dr. Allende's tenth since coming to power 33 months ago. And it is the second major re-shuffle in less than three weeks.