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Colombians continue with third day of protest against President Duque

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Several thousand Colombians continued their protest against President Iván Duque Saturday by banging pots and pans late into the evening in the latest show of rejection against his conservative government.

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Frustrated citizens gathered in capital city Bogota – including outside an unofficial residence of the unpopular leader – to protest by chanting, dancing and holding up signs decrying a range of social and economic woes.

“Get out Duque!” some cried.

“No violence!” yelled others.

The evening protests capped a day of smaller demonstrations that come on the heels of one of the largest marches in Colombias recent history.

Authorities are maintaining a heightened police presence amidst scattered unrest in the aftermath of a mass protest that drew about 250,000 to the streets Thursday. Military leaders say 7,000 troops remain dispersed around Bogota.

National conversation

Duque is hoping to quell the protests with a national dialogue set to begin Sunday when he holds a meeting with mayors and governors.

“Throughout the week well be meeting with different social sectors,” he said on Twitter.

The demonstrations rocking Colombia come as a tide of unrest grips much of Latin America, with massive protests in countries including Chile, Bolivia and Ecuador. PrRead More – Source

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