24 dead 800 injured in Colombia protests

 
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At least 24 people, including a police officer, have died 800 have been injured, 80 are listed as missing and 2000 arrested since the protests in Colombia began. The UN has urged the security forces to refrain from using firearms.

The police were believed to be responsible for at least 11 of those deaths, Colombia's ombudsman said.

Bogotá's city officials said 25 immediate response police commando posts, known as CAI ad been attacked during the night. CAI are small police stations dotted across neighborhoods.

One CAI was set on fire with 15 officers inside, who managed to escape alive said Bogotá Mayor Claudia López There were also reports of police being shot and being attacked by people with knives, she added.

On Wednesday, city officials said the night of violence across Bogotá had left 30 civilians and 16 police officers injured. Incidents were also reported in other cities including Cali, where the clashes have been at their most violent.

The cause

The demonstrations started on  April 28 and were initially in opposition to the tax reform that the government said was key to mitigating the country's economic crisis.

The rallies were organized by the biggest trade unions but were also joined by many middle-class people who feared the changes could see them slip into poverty. Almost half of the country's population now lives in poverty, with inequalities exacerbated by the pandemic.

The proposal would have lowered the threshold at which salaries are taxed, affecting anyone with a monthly income of 2.6m pesos ($684)or more. It would also have eliminated many of the current exemptions enjoyed by individuals, as well as increasing taxes imposed on businesses.

On Sunday, President Iván Duque announced he would withdraw the bill. But that was not enough to stop the protests, which have become a broad call for improvements to Colombia's pension, health and education systems, as well as against what demonstrators say is excessive use of violence by the security forces.

Sme of the most violent incidents have been reported in the western city of Cali, the country's third-largest. Roads have been blocked and dozens of police, public and private buildings attacked. The commander of the army has been sent to the city to co-ordinate the security efforts.

 



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Brian

Realize the PURE EVIL these covidEVIL-FREAKS endorse such as harleyrider, captain, observer, sral, ajd and the rest of this evil group of scum so that you know the evil they represent, support, and align themselves with the 4th Reicht! You are either for humanity at this point or against humanity and these covidSCUM are the enemy of humanity. They have shown this over and over as those that denied the last holocaust. Remember these evil scumbags are the same colluders who supported Nazis...it took evil individuals to spread their lies, deception, fraud and propaganda to allow mass murders and genocide! These guilty extremely evil covidSCUM raise their right hand proudly to salute and support the 4th Reicht obediently! Do not ever forget their collusion in this genocide as they are against humanity, evil and demonic scum of the earth! | There is no disinformation below covidscum captain only the covidSCUM who are guilty of perpetrating these crimes just read what they write about me. They want everyone silenced and censored. Sorry covidSCUM the truth is reaching the world and I know that angers you delusional sickos. These same covidSCUM drive alone wearing two masks, I wonder if they lie in bed alone wearing a condom? LOL LOL THESE COVIDSCUMbags are so sick suffering an emotion pandemic and delusional psychoses! Haha you sicko covidSCUM!

1 month ago
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Brian

Realize the PURE EVIL these covidEVIL-FREAKS endorse such as harleyrider, captain, observer, sral, ajd and the rest of this evil group of scum so that you know the evil they represent, support, and align themselves with the 4th Reicht! You are either for humanity at this point or against humanity and these covidSCUM are the enemy of humanity. They have shown this over and over as those that denied the last holocaust. Remember these evil scumbags are the same colluders who supported Nazis...it took evil individuals to spread their lies, deception, fraud and propaganda to allow mass murders and genocide! These guilty extremely evil covidSCUM raise their right hand proudly to salute and support the 4th Reicht obediently! Do not ever forget their collusion in this genocide as they are against humanity, evil and demonic scum of the earth! | There is no disinformation below covidscum captain only the covidSCUM who are guilty of perpetrating these crimes just read what they write about me. They want everyone silenced and censored. Sorry covidSCUM the truth is reaching the world and I know that angers you delusional sickos. These same covidSCUM drive alone wearing two masks, I wonder if they lie in bed alone wearing a condom? LOL LOL THESE COVIDSCUMbags are so sick suffering an emotion pandemic and delusional psychoses! Haha you sicko covidSCUM!

1 month ago
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Brian

Just a reminder a genuinely deadly pandemic doesn't require 24/7 advertising to remind you it exists. Real pandemics don't need marketing campaigns and endless propaganda...but, psychological operation DO!

1 month ago
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General Butler

Sinbad is also correct. Because the globalist conspiracy always co-opts useful idiots to advance the agenda. You don't even have to join dots because they publicize it all in their thinktank publications and reveal it allegorically in pop culture movies, TV and music. Or just take note of history. The globalist cabal has been running the same playbook since at least Lenin and the Bolsheviks. Sure, harley, it's all just insane.

1 month ago
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harleyrider

Right.....the dots that connect a world wide conspiracy to take control of the population of the earth. Do you realize how insane that sounds??? Nope. It all makes perfect sense to you.

1 month ago
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Sinbad

These protests are well funded by the leftist Petro and his buddy Maduro. Petro or one of his minions will take the presidency. Medellin which is part of a broader more conservative and traditional Antioquia province has also fallen. A leftist mayor was elected there and he is encouraging the riots the same as the commie mayor of Bogota. South America will look a lot like Nicaragua with both Peru and Colombia falling to Maduro's control.

1 month ago
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General Butler

Brian is correct, of course. And, as usual, harleyrider cannot connect the dots.

1 month ago
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harleyrider

Good grief "brian". It's about TAXES dumbshit. Keep beating the dead horse.

1 month ago
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Brian

The economic crisis created by the Klaus Schwab WEF/UN criminals following orders. Let us not forget how these criminals imprisoned the people creating this crisis as there are many examples of countries where people were free and they did not experience the economic destruction caused by criminal politicians who sold their souls to the devil and murdered their citizens!

1 month ago
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