admin May 1, 2021

Thousands of Colombians took to the streets on Saturday for International Workers’ Day marches and protests against a government tax reform proposal, in a fourth day of demonstrations that have resulted in at least four deaths, APA reports quoting Reuters

Unions and other groups kicked off marches on Wednesday to demand the government of President Ivan Duque withdraw the reform proposal, which originally leveled sales tax on public services and some food.

Cali, the country’s third-largest city, has seen the most vociferous marches, some looting and at least three deaths connected to the demonstrations.

“To lose lives is always a very painful situation and circumstance. During these riots three people have died,” Cali Mayor Jorge Ivan Ospina said on social media, asking the attorney general’s office to determine who fired the bullets responsible for the deaths.

Source: Azeri-Press News Agency