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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Thousands of workers and students protested in Colombia on Thursday against the social and economic policies of President Ivan Duque, despite restrictions to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Protesters marched peacefully in the country’s main cities and tried to respect requirements such as the use of face masks and maintaining social distancing.

“This is a government that neither discusses nor negotiates, which means we need to maintain protests. The president is deaf, blind and mute in the face of other opinions,” Diogenes Orjuela, president of the Central Union of Workers (CUT), told Reuters . . .

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