Thursday, August 30, 2007

middle class revolt

El Mercurio, Santiago, Chile

Thousands of Chileans took to the streets yesterday in a burgeoning middle class revolt against the 17 years of coalition government that has ruled since the fall of Augusto Pinochet in 1990.

The main trade union federation called the protest, saying the government's free market economic policies have meant poorer conditions for workers.

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