Clashes erupt between students over education protests in Bolivia
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Students of the Medical University of Saint-Simon (UMSS) clashed with members of student organization Local University Federation (FUL) during protests on Wednesday. Reportedly, six people were wounded. The protesters threw fireworks and firecrackers at each other, some retaliating with rocks. According FUL leaders, the clashes erupted after students were allegedly paid by lecturers to block the hunger strikes camp. The camp was installed to protest the university’ resolution permitting the establishment’s 900 teachers to earn the title of lecturer, without doing a competence test.