Two youths were killed in anti-government demonstrations in Santiago, Chile on May 12.
GV TILT DOWN Students gathered outside University of Chile Santiago (4 shots)
GV Santiago riot police stand by in streets PAN TO Students chanting (3 shots)
GV Santiago deserted streets.
SV Police patrol streets
GV INTERIOR Main courtroom crowded with students
GV INTERIOR Students singing and scuffling with police
GV Students dragged away by police (4 shots)
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Background: Two youths were killed in anti-government demonstrations in Santiago, Chile on May 12. Earlier, on May 11, Chilean police used tear gas to break up a demonstration by about 300 students in Santiago. The clashes occurred after students occupied the University of Chile library, in support of a national day of protest, called by copper workers. In Santiago's main courts, scuffles broke out when police tried to disperse more than 100 lawyers and law students who had gathered in the main hall in support of the protest. Dissatisfaction continues to mount in Chile as the national economy slumps, with unemployment at 20 percent. Another 12 per cent of the jobless are on government "make-work" programmes, and inflation could reach 30 per cent in just one year's time. Military President Augusto Pinochet seized power in 1973, following the overthrow of the late Marxist President Salvador Allende. President Pinochet does not plan to hold another election until 1989.