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Mass Protests in Colombia Oppose Right-Wing Government

HeadlineNov 22, 2019
H3 colombia mass protests oppose right wing government hundreds thousands bogota ivan duque

In Colombia, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets Thursday in the largest national strike the country has seen in years. Labor unions, students, teachers, Indigenous and Afro-Colombian activists joined in peaceful marches across urban and rural Colombia as anger mounts against right-wing President Iván Duque and his cabinet. The peaceful movement was met with police repression and tear gas in Bogota, Cali and Medellin. Colombia shut down its borders with Venezuela, Ecuador, Brazil and Perú in response to the strike.

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