I heard there was a student protest so I headed out on my bike
and with my camera to take some photographs here in downtown Santiago, Chile.
I pretty much hung out behind lines with my camera aimed at the police and captured them waiting for battle and or heading into battle.
The battle going full tilt.
And into the fray they go.
Young people of all types take turns running forward and launching projectiles at the cops. For some Chilean youth this is like a passage of manhood and a way to show off for a girlfriend at the same time. For others, it is a way to release steam at the system and of entrenched poverty.