Colombia’s Duque relies on military to confront tax reform protests

In his statement, President Duque assured that demonstrations were seen in different parts of the country that show that people can mobilize and express themselves freely.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombian President Iván Duque, said this Saturday that he would rely on the Armed Forces to control the riots in several cities of the country during the protests that have as main focus the discontent for the tax reform presented by his government.

The head of state expressed this in a statement at the Casa de Nariño. He explained that  "military assistance" will be maintained until "the facts of serious alteration of public order cease" and that it will be coordinated with mayors and governors.

"The military assistance will remain in force in urban . . .

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