More than 100 university students took part in a kissing protest in Santiago, Chile, as part of continued demonstrations over education standards and costs. Pairs of college and high school students locked lips in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral on September 1 while passers-by stopped to watch. The arousing scene startled the kids and old people, while some onlookers applauded.
The kiss-in marked a humorous break from mass student and teacher protests that have at times sparked violence and police crackdowns. The students had staged a similar kissing protest in July demanding higher quality and more equitable education. Protesters plan more large-scale protests next week.
This picture gallery contains photos from protest held on Thursday, as well as on July 6, 2011.
Tho women hold a sign that says "Selling kisses to pay for my tuition."
This couple's sign reads "Love is Free, Education isn't."
Photos: UPI and EPA