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Chilean protesters in street battles with police

More than 100,000 join demonstrations as students seize 30 polling stations to be used for presidential vote on Sunday Protesters run from teargas during demonstrations in Santiago, Chile. Photograph: Ariel Marinkovic/EPA Hooded protesters have vandalised shops and fought running street battles with riot police in Chile’s capital after more than 100,000 joined mostly peaceful demonstrations across the country to demand education reform. The violence began early on Wednesday when masked youths attacked a police station and left burning tyres at road junctions hours before thousands of university and secondary school students marched…