Thousands of protesters in Pasto took to the streets against Colombian neoliberal policy and the Tributary Reform proposed by President Ivan Duque, which would impose taxes on basic goods and services such as electricity and water. Police tear-gassed the crowd, shooting a young woman in the head with a canister.
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Thousands of bikers and protesters across the country gathered to blockade highways, railroads, and other means of transportation against the Piñera presidency and a lack of respect for its citizens, and a lack of accountability for police brutality. Barricades went up in Valparaiso, Santiago, Talcahuano, and many other cities.
Tens of thousands of women took to the streets of Santiago on International Women’s Day, protesting against government incompetence in curbing a rise in femicides as well as to demand safe and free abortions in Chile. Police attacked the demonstrators with tear gas and water cannons, who fought back with barricades and rocks.
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