Demands grow as Colombians hold eighth day of mass protests

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    Colombians have staged mass marches across the country, refusing to back down and are now demanding action against poverty, rising inequality, and the police brutal response to the protest.

    At least 24 people have died during eight days of protests against government policies and police violence.

    President Ivan Duque has called for a national dialogue, but protesters say they do not trust his administration.

    Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports from Bogota, Colombia.

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    Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a transcontinental country largely in the north of South America, with territories in North America. Colombia is bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, the northwest by Panama, the south by Ecuador and Peru, the east by Venezuela, the southeast by Brazil, and the west by the Pacific Ocean.

    The capital is Bogotá, the country’s largest city. With over 50 million inhabitants Colombia is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse countries in the world. The Republic of Colombia was declared in 1886. Panama seceded in 1903.

    Colombia’s territory encompasses Amazon rainforest, highlands, grasslands, and deserts, and it is the only country in South America with coastlines and islands along both the Atlantic and Pacific.

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