Colombia to probe police who stood by as civilians shot at protesters


  • World
  • Tuesday, 01 Jun 2021

FILE PHOTO: People hold a banner reading "Colombia, we are all" during a march in opposition to road blockades and violence after a month of national protests, in Bogota, Colombia May 30, 2021. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian authorities are investigating 10 police officers who allowed civilians to shoot at demonstrators in Cali, a high-ranking official said on Monday, while the attorney general's office linked three more deaths to protests.

The Andean country has seen more than a month of protests against the social and economic policies of the government of President Ivan Duque. The demonstrations were sparked by a now-withdrawn proposed tax reform.

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