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Hundreds of thousands in Colombia protests

Friday, November 22, 2019

Clashes broke out in Colombia on Thursday as hundreds of thousands of people protested against the right-wing government of President Iván Duque.

Police fired tear gas in several cities including Bogotá. At least 42 civilians and 37 police were wounded, officials said.

Unions and student groups called a general strike to show discontent over possible austerity measures, the BBC reports.