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Graffiti Protest This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By Caroline.m.v95, Indianapolis, IN

En toma. (“Taken.”) Spray-painted across the biochemistry building. Spelled with Post-it notes from the windows of the philosophy building. Lucho. (“I fight.”) Written in faded chalk on the sidewalk. Marcha, Oct 11, 12 horas, todas invitadas. (“March, October 11th at 12 o'clock, all invited.”) Scrawled across the side of an overpass. Educacion gratuita. (“Free education.”) Written everywhere.

At la Universidad de Concepción in Concepción, Chile, I saw the cries of students trying to fight for something that is possibly one of the largest internal conflicts this country suffers: the fight for free, public education. I honestly know little about the topic. I've asked questions, and it seems to be something that people don't like to think about.

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