Colombian Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters

Colombian police clashed with thousands of protesters in downtown Bogota, Wednesday, April 28.

Protesters rallied against a tax hike proposed by President Ivan Duque.

Colombia is attempting to rectify a fiscal deficit caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. However, protesters view the tax hikes, mostly centering on the middle class, as too harsh.

The tax hikes appear doomed as the majority seat holders in the congress are planning to vote against it. (AP)

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