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Clashes in streets as Chilean students protest


SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Thousands of students have marched through the streets of Chile's chief port to demand greater funding for public education. And as often, some have clashed with police.

Wednesday's march in Valparaiso was meant to show support for student leaders meeting with leaders in Congress for the first time since the protests started several months ago.

Police say 5,000 marchers took part. Demonstrators put the number at 15,000. While most were peaceful, some hurled rocks and other objects at police, who responded with water cannon.

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APNP-11-09-11 1352CST

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