Why brutal protests have been sweeping across Colombia
Guardian, 18 Jun 2021
From the Amazon to the Caribbean coast, Colombia has been swept by several weeks of protests which has seen dozens die as demonstrators have faced sometimes deadly retaliation from police.
The catalyst was a proposed tax reform in response to the coronavirus crisis, since withdrawn, demands expanded to calls to end inequality, economic disparity and police violence in Colombia - in almost two months, demonstrations have caused food and goods shortages
Protest leaders have temporarily suspended in-person demonstrations due to a spike in Covid cases, but Joe Parkin Daniels, who has been reporting on the demonstrations for the Guardian explains why this widespread discontent is unlikely to end