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Colombia: Strike against Duque's reforms press on despite heavy rain

4 21.11.2019 Инфо

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Thousands of protesters gathered in central Bogota on Thursday to decry the Colombian President Ivan Duque's social and economic policies part of his National Development Plan (NDP).
Despite the heavy rain, various unions, farmers, indigenous groups and social organisations took to the street protesting the decrease in the education budget, change of pension plans, the reduction of minimum salary to people under 25 years of age, and the selling of state-owned companies.
Demonstrators can be seen chanting, holding signs and displaying banners, deploring the President's policies.
Duque, who is facing demonstrations against his government across Colombia, has reportedly mobilised hundreds of soldiers to reinforce the security in the country's biggest cites in addition to closing all border crossings to Ecuador, Venezuela, Brazil and Peru.