Thousands of Colombians take to the streets on third day of national strike

"The purpose of the strike is to demand the national government negotiate the emergency plan that we submitted in June 2020" said Francisco Maltés, president of the Central Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT).

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "'Present, present, out with the president" chant thousands of Colombians in the streets of Bogotá to which they came out this Wednesday on the third day of a national strike called by labor centers and unions after their first meeting last Monday with the Government ended without agreement.

Hundreds of people with white T-shirts, balloons, musical instruments, and waving Colombian flags have arrived on the city's main roads to participate in the call that advances festively despite the chaos and violence that have left 15 days of protests.

"The purpose of the strike that . . .

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