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Colombia: Students, unions march against labour and pension reforms in Bogota

Colombia, Bogota
October 18, 2019 at 05:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

Demonstrators marched through the Colombian capital Bogota on Thursday as part of a nationwide protest against economic policies of president Ivan Duque. Footage shows police fire tear gas on students before they as well as professors and union workers hold a rally.

The demonstration took place after Colombia's court declared Duque's budget plan unconstitutional on Wednesday, forcing the government to resubmit the proposal. The bill law was an important part of Duque's reform package aimed at attracting investors and reaching IMF goals.

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Demonstrators marched through the Colombian capital Bogota on Thursday as part of a nationwide protest against economic policies of president Ivan Duque. Footage shows police fire tear gas on students before they as well as professors and union workers hold a rally.

The demonstration took place after Colombia's court declared Duque's budget plan unconstitutional on Wednesday, forcing the government to resubmit the proposal. The bill law was an important part of Duque's reform package aimed at attracting investors and reaching IMF goals.

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