One’s own death as a tool for struggle

29.06.2011 - Santiago - Pía Figueroa

When many people attempt suicide – or represent it in a playful and dramatic way in the street – they are denouncing a system that continues to close the future of a whole generation.

And this seems to be the register of Chilean students who demonstrated last night on the pedestrian streets of downtown Santiago with a non-violent flashmob type action to raise awareness of the mounting desperation that invades the daily conditions in Chilean education.

For 15 minutes a large group of high school and college students on the Paseo Ahumada, between Alameda and Huérfanos, simulated a collective suicide to denounce the lack of future that they felt with the education system, and demanding reforms to education nationally.

As part of the mobilization against the educational system, this action attracted wide attention of the pedestrians who at that time were leaving their jobs and returning home to escape the cold of the city.

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