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Thousands protest as Colombia government submits new tax reform plan • FRANCE 24 English

FRANCE24, 21 Jul 2021
Thousands of #Colombians returned to the streets on Tuesday to protest against President Ivan Duque's government, which submitted a new tax reform plan to Congress. Tax reform was the issue that in April sparked mass nationwide protests that left more than 60 people dead and the government facing accusations of use of excessive force. #Protesters in several cities marked Colombia's independence day by demanding police reform and greater support from the government in the wake of the #coronavirus #pandemic, which has seen the #poverty rate rise from 37 to 42 percent in the country of 50 million. France 24's correspondent Simone Bruno reports.

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