Colombia protests resume after talks flounder

Trade unions, student and indigenous groups are marching in Colombia’s major cities to increase the pressure on the government of President Iván Duque.

The protests started almost two weeks ago with hundreds of thousands of people taking part in rallies.

The demands of those demonstrating are wide-ranging and include making access to education more accessible.

The two sides are due to meet again on Thursday but so far little progress has been made in talks between them.

‘They keep killing us’

The committee representing the protesters has handed President Duque a list of 13 demands. Among them are that the government fully meet its obligations under the terms of the peace process signed with the left-wing rebels of the Farc in 2016, and that it do more to prevent the killings of social activists and former rebels.

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Students turned out in the city of Cali as well as the capital, Bogotá

Some of the protesters accuse President Duque, who opposed the peace agreement, of trying to undermine it.


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