Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters in Colombia

Police continued to clash with protesters in Colombia, Monday, May 31, as the government attempts to quell the month-long protest.
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READ MORE: Colombia's government resumed negotiations with demonstrators to end more than a month of protests Sunday, as the U.N. called for an independent investigation after at least 13 people died in clashes in the city of Cali.

President Ivan Duque's team and some of the demonstration representatives resumed talks in Bogota after nearly a week's pause.

But a resolution seemed far off, as the protesters denounced the Duque administration's "complicit silence" in the face of "excessive" use of force by law enforcement.

The government responded that an agreement could be reached once the blockades choking up the country's transport infrastructure are lifted.
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