29 Sep 2012

Student Protest: Santiago...Chaos as Usual

Originally published in The Santiago Times

Here is a compilation of photos from two different student protests in Santiago. While often these marches begin peaceful, soon they deteriorate into tear gas and concrete block fights between encaupuchados, hooded vandals, and Carabineros, Chile's national police force.

Here are some photos I managed to capture in between tear gas bombs and running from Carabinero water cannons. While many press photographers come garbed with helmets, gas masks, goggles and lenses the size of baseball bats, Santiago Times' reporters get into the thick of it with nothing but a scarf and a lemon or two for protection.

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