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Mass Protests in Colombia Oppose Right-Wing Government

HeadlineNov 22, 2019

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 Bogotá, Cali and Medellín. Colombia shut down its borders with Venezuela, Ecuador, Brazil and Peru in response to the strike.

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