Colombia: thousands take to the streets in third national strike in two weeks squib

Protests put more pressure on unpopular president Ivan Duque, who is engaged in a ‘national dialogue’ with strike organisers

Colombians have taken to the streets for a third national strike in two weeks, piling more pressure on the unpopular rightwing president Iván Duque and his proposed tax reforms.

Thousands thronged the streets of Bogotá, the capital, shutting down much of the city’s historic centre, indicating that the unrest will continue while Duque engages in a “national dialogue” with strike organisers.

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