At least 32 policemen were injured, two of them seriously, and 54 people were arrested during clashes that erupted yesterday at the end of the massive student demonstration in Santiago, according to a latest report police.
"There were 32 police injured by violent attitudes that developed near the end of the march," the police chief in Santiago, Sergio Gajardo.
"Of the 32, there is a policeman with grave injury from burns, because while guarding with other sections of the Embassy of Brazil police he launched an incendiary device whose impact on its liquid poured shield on both legs causing severe burns , "the police chief.
The Department of Communications Police said meanwhile that the riots left 54 prisoners.
The embassy is located at the Ministry of Education and both are near the government palace.
The clashes erupted at a time when thousands of students demonstrated outside the presidential palace of La Moneda, when police tried to break up the demonstration was unauthorized, using tear gas and jets of water.
The demonstrators repelled the attacks with stones, sticks and paint projectiles. In the midst of these revolts was the arson attack to police.
The clashes took place near the end of a march which, according to authorities gathered some 30 000 people, although organizers attendance totaled over 100 thousand people.
Chilean students who hold the pulse remained for two months with the government of Sebastián Piñera and returned to stage marches to reject a plan announced last week, demanding greater government involvement in education.
Sebastián Piñera President again asked to put down the protests: "I am convinced that it was time to end the violence, shots and stops to so much destruction and damage has been reached," he said during a public event.
The demonstration was called by the Teachers College and university students, who demand a reform of the system imposed by the dictatorship of (1973-1990), which reduced the state contribution to the public and opened to the private sector education