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Chilean students protest corruption scandals, demand education reform

  • A protester holds a flare near La Moneda Palace during a protest march, in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, April 16, 2015. Thousands of students marched through the streets of Chile’s capital to protest recent corruption scandals and to complain about delays in a promised education overhaul. While it was largely peaceful, violence broke out at the end when hooded protesters threw rocks and gasoline bombs at police. At least one officer was injured. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

    A protester holds a flare near La Moneda Palace during a protest march, in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, April 16, 2015. Thousands of students marched through the streets of Chile’s capital to protest recent corruption scandals and to complain about delays in a promised education overhaul. While it was largely peaceful, violence broke out at the end when hooded protesters threw rocks and gasoline bombs at police. At least one officer was injured. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protesters are drenched with water from a water cannon operated by police during clashes in the courtyard of the University of Santiago, during a demonstration in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, April 16, 2015. Thousands of students marched through the streets of Chile’s capital to protest recent corruption scandals and to complain about delays in a promised education overhaul. While it was largely peaceful, violence broke out at the end when hooded protesters threw rocks and gasoline bombs at police. At least one officer was injured. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

    Protesters are drenched with water from a water cannon operated by police during clashes in the courtyard of the University of Santiago, during a demonstration in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, April 16, 2015. Thousands of students marched through the streets of Chile’s capital to protest recent corruption scandals and to complain about delays in a promised education overhaul. While it was largely peaceful, violence broke out at the end when hooded protesters threw rocks and gasoline bombs at police. At least one officer was injured. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)  (The Associated Press)

  • A protester is detained by police during a demonstration in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, April 16, 2015. Thousands of students marched through the streets of Chile’s capital to protest recent corruption scandals and to complain about delays in a promised education overhaul. While it was largely peaceful, violence broke out at the end when hooded protesters threw rocks and gasoline bombs at police. At least one officer was injured. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

    A protester is detained by police during a demonstration in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, April 16, 2015. Thousands of students marched through the streets of Chile’s capital to protest recent corruption scandals and to complain about delays in a promised education overhaul. While it was largely peaceful, violence broke out at the end when hooded protesters threw rocks and gasoline bombs at police. At least one officer was injured. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)  (The Associated Press)

Thousands of students have marched through the streets of Chile's capital to protest recent corruption scandals and to complain about delays in a promised education overhaul.

Police said about 20,000 people took part, though student organizers estimated the crowd at about 150,000.

While it was largely peaceful, violence broke out at the end when hooded protesters threw rocks and gasoline bombs at police.

Past student marches focused on pressuring President Michelle Bachelet to fulfill her campaign promise of education reform. Students now say they're fed up waiting for changes and are disgusted by a series of corruption scandals.

They include a controversy over a bank loan involving Bachelet's son and a campaign financing scandal involving right-wing politicians and a prominent financial company.