In southern Chile a dramatic sixty-day hunger strike that left four young Mapuche prisoners near death ended in celebration.
The indigenous Mapuche people have been trying to reclaim their ancestral lands for the past ten years, but Chilean authorities have only reacted with force.
Hundreds of thousands of peaceful demonstrators participated in marches across Chile, united by the same desire: that the government would commit to working towards a quality, free, not-for-profit education for all students.
Chilean students fasting for the cause of free and public education released a statement saying they will hold President Sebastián Piñera responsible for any physical damage they suffer.
Chilean students are no longer willing to accept mountains of debt to gain an education, and they have have taken over university campuses demanding accessible education for all of the country's students.