Colombia: Defence minister confirms 3 dead during anti-govt. protests

Colombian Defence Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo confirmed that three people died and 273 were injured in protests that took place on Thursday against the policies of the government of President Ivan Duque. He made the comments during a press conference in Bogota on Friday. Trujillo said that «in the last few hours authorities have confirmed the death of two people in Buenaventura, amid the... Еще riots, and one more in Candelaria, both in the departments of Valle del Cauca.» He added that among the injured are «148 military, 122 civilians and three policemen.» On Thursday, a national strike took place in Colombia in which union members, pensioners, workers and students joined together to protest «against the package of regressive measures in economic, social, labour and environmental matters, for life, peace and human rights,” as indicated by the National Strike Committee in a statement. Mandatory credit: Colombian Ministry of Defence

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