Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Today’s Video: Thriller, Chilean style

With Halloween less than a week away, we will feature numerous videos with themes related to Halloween as well as the Day of the Dead.

For almost six months student-led protesters in Chile have urged reforms to the country's education system. Tensions persist between protest leaders such as the increasingly popular Camila Vallejo and senior officials including President Sebastian Pinera. Furthermore, the demonstrations have occasionally been violent with clashes between some marchers and police.

Last June approximately 3000 protesters participated in a unique protest in front of the presidential palace to call attention to their cause. The banners and insignias were gone and replaced with zombie costumes and choreographed dancing. Their "Thriller" protest seen in the video below made headlines worldwide and showed that the demonstrators were unified in their aims.

Video Source - YouTube user FalconSWAT

Online Sources - noticias123.cl, BBC News, Huffington Post

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