Clashes broke out between demonstrators and riot police in Santiago, on Monday night, during a protest against police violence, organised by students from the National Institute of Chile and their parents.

The protest took place after police conducted a violent evacuation of a university building last week, which was occupied by representatives of a student movement against sexual harassment and violence on campus.

The President of the Human Rights Commission of the Chilean Chamber of Deputies, Carmen Hertz, promised to investigate into the police actions after a video was released showing a police officer throwing chairs at young people.

In total, about a dozen Chilean universities were occupied by female students and their supporters, who demanded an end to harassment and violence against women.

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