A demonstrator is detained by police officers during a protest in Bogota, Colombia. Photo: Reuters

Protesters tear-gassed in Colombia’s capital Bogota as president starts ‘national conversation’ to quell public anger

  • Protests are swelling in Colombia against a government seen as inefficient and prone to human rights abuses
  • Protests have coincided with demonstrations elsewhere in Latin America, from anti-austerity marches in Chile, to protests over vote-tampering allegations in Bolivia
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A demonstrator is detained by police officers during a protest in Bogota, Colombia. Photo: Reuters
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Police detain a demonstrator during a strike in Bogota, Colombia on Thursday. Photo: AP

Colombia follows Latin American wave of rage with nationwide strike and protests

  • About 132,000 people take to streets in one of country’s biggest demonstrations in years
  • Scattered clashes between riots and protesters amid mostly peaceful rallies
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Police detain a demonstrator during a strike in Bogota, Colombia on Thursday. Photo: AP
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