40,000 people demonstrating against the government in Colombia

Students, teachers and farmers participated Wednesday in a landsdækkede protest. They are dissatisfied with the government. Tens of thousands of colombians to

40,000 people demonstrating against the government in Colombia

Students, teachers and farmers participated Wednesday in a landsdækkede protest. They are dissatisfied with the government.

Tens of thousands of colombians took to the streets across the country Wednesday.

It happens after that the government has not managed to reach an agreement to end the protests that have marked the country in two weeks.

the trade Unionists, students, teachers, farmers and people from the country's indigenous people marched in the capital city of Bogotá. Thousands had gathered on the central square, Plaza Bolívar, where some of them sang and danced.

We demonstrate against state arbitrariness, against corruption. There is no health care, no education, says a native wearing a headdress of feathers to the tv station Canal Uno in Bogotá.

- the Government does not want to speak with us, says a student by the name of Alejandro to the tv station Cablenoticias.

According to the authorities, participated 40,000 people in Wednesday's demonstrations.

the Number of protesters has decreased dramatically since the 21. november, where 250,000 people took to the streets against government plans to raise the retirement age, lowering the minimum wage for young people and cut funding to education.

Wednesday's protest is the third nationwide protest. However, there is a been held smaller demonstrations around.

Some of these demonstrations have ended violently, which has led to clashes, looting and vandalism.

on Wednesday, there were reported clashes between demonstrators and police in the cities of Cali and Medellín.

the Colombian national strejkeudvalg, which represents the protesters, demanding that the riot police Esmad are settled. It comes after officers from the unit shot and killed a young protester on 23. november.

the Protests have so far claimed the lives of five people.

President Iván Duques government accepted this week strejkeudvalgets request to negotiate, but after a meeting on Tuesday it was still not possible to reach an agreement on a deal.

The two parties disagree on the extent to which other economic and social sectors must be involved in the negotiations.

/ritzau/dpa

Updated Date: 05 December 2019, 09:00

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