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Photos: Chilean students stage kissing protest

2,000 students filled the streets of Santaigo to offer a simple gesture — a kiss.
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(Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images)

Students kiss next to a sign reading 'With passion for education'

To express their anger, hundreds of Chilean students made out in public.

Yesterday's mass makeout session — dubbed a "Kiss Party" — was part of ongoing protests against Chile's education system.

Other protests have turned violence, with police using tear gas and water cannons against protesters.

(Read more about the protests.)

But yesterday 2,000 students filled the streets of Santaigo to offer a simple gesture — a kiss.

"The country has seen us demonstrating all kinds of ways. This is one of the most amusing ways," dentistry student Ignacio Marchant told the BBC.

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Students kiss during a protest called 'Kiss Party' against the education system
Students kiss during a protest called "Kiss Party" against the education system in Santiago.

A student wears a sign reading 'I sell kisses to pay for my USACH career.'
A student wears a sign reading "I sell kisses to pay for my Santiago de Chile University (USACH) carreer" during a protest.

Students kissing in protest of the education system in Chile.
Students kissing in protest of the education system in Chile.

Students hold signs reading 'With passion for education' during a protest.
Students hold signs reading "With passion for education" during a protest called "Kiss Party." 

Photos by Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images

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