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Protests Continue to Rock Colombia as Family of 17-Year-Old Protester Killed by Police Demands Justice

HeadlineMay 04, 2021

In Colombia, the family of 17-year-old Marcelo Agredo is demanding justice after a police officer fatally shot the boy while he joined a protest against the government’s proposed tax reforms last week. New disturbing video shows Agredo kicking an officer, then running away as the officer draws a pistol and shoots the teen in the back. Agredo was at the march with his brother. His father is a retired taxi driver. At least 19 people have been killed and hundreds more wounded during the days-long demonstrations.

Massive protests continue even after President Iván Duque withdrew the planned tax reforms, as anger mounts against his right-wing government and worsening poverty, unemployment and inequity in Colombia.

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