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Colombia Holds Third National Strike in Two Weeks

HeadlineDec 05, 2019

In Colombia, tens of thousands of people poured into the streets across the country Wednesday for a third national strike in just two weeks. The demonstrations began as a protest against corruption, economic inequality and the killing of indigenous and community leaders. Many are now calling for the ouster of Iván Duque’s right-wing government. This is Cony Camelo in the streets of Bogotá Wednesday.

Cony Camelo: “In my life, I never have seen a march of this magnitude in Colombia, from students, indigenous people, trade union organizations, people from the health system, environmentalists. I think there is a national outcry, and I think that is evident in this moment and 14 days later to see this square filled with people.”

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