Unrest in Colombia: widespread protests continue


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Protests have continued across Colombia, with dozens killed and hundreds injured since they began on April 28.

The demonstrations were originally against tax reforms that its government said would be key to dealing with the country’s economic crisis – reforms its president has since withdrawn.

But the protest movement has grown to include calls for better pension, health and education systems in the country.

The United Nations has urged Colombian security forces to refrain from using firearms, while the government blamed the violence in the country on left-wing rebels.

Read more: What is behind the protests in Colombia?


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