Thousands march in Colombia over tax proposals, rising insecurity

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    Thousands of anti-government protesters and police have fought in Colombia’s capital Bogota over President Ivan Duque’s planned tax increase, in spite of COVID-19 curbs.

    The government is proposing new or expanded taxes for citizens and businesses to shore up its pandemic-battered economy.

    People are also protesting over the country’s precarious security situation.

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

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