Mass protests in Chile

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During a 48-hour general strike on Aug. 24-25, an estimated 50,000 to 200,000 people marched in Santiago, Chile, while around the country more than 600,000 others joined in the strike.

What began as a protest by college students now includes the main labor union (CUT), with calls for reforms in taxation, social security and labor laws plus greater spending on health and education.

Protesters agreed to negotiate with the government, but three previous proposals have been rejected. More protests and strikes may occur.

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During a 48-hour general strike on Aug. 24-25, an estimated 50,000 to 200,000 people marched in Santiago, Chile, while around the country more than 600,000 others joined in the strike.

What began as a protest by college students now includes the main labor union (CUT), with calls for reforms in taxation, social security and labor laws plus greater spending on health and education.

Protesters agreed to negotiate with the government, but three previous proposals have been rejected. More protests and strikes may occur.