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Photos: Chilean students stage kissing protest

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.

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(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