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Colombia: Clashes erupt in Bogota during protests against Ivan Duque02:21

Colombia: Clashes erupt in Bogota during protests against Ivan Duque

Colombia, Bogota
December 11, 2019 at 10:35 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands took to the streets of Bogota on Tuesday for a new round of protests against the policies of President Ivan Duque.

During the demonstration of students at the National University, agents of the Mobile Riot Squadron (ESMAD) used tear gas and rubber bullets against the activists, who used shields to protect themselves while throwing stones and firecrackers at the security forces.

Colombia has been going through a wave of protests and anti-government mobilisations since November 21. Among the protesters' demands are the withdrawal of the pension system reform project, the dismantling of the ESMAD police squadron and the interruption of labour reforms proposed by the government.

Colombia: Clashes erupt in Bogota during protests against Ivan Duque02:21
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Thousands took to the streets of Bogota on Tuesday for a new round of protests against the policies of President Ivan Duque.

During the demonstration of students at the National University, agents of the Mobile Riot Squadron (ESMAD) used tear gas and rubber bullets against the activists, who used shields to protect themselves while throwing stones and firecrackers at the security forces.

Colombia has been going through a wave of protests and anti-government mobilisations since November 21. Among the protesters' demands are the withdrawal of the pension system reform project, the dismantling of the ESMAD police squadron and the interruption of labour reforms proposed by the government.

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