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Strikers Fill Streets as Latin American Rage Spreads to Colombia

  • Police estimate 207,000 took part in protests across Colombia
  • Opposition senator calls for marches to extend past Thursday
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Colombian demonstrators clashed with anti-riot police and blocked roads Thursday as hundreds of thousands took to the streets in a nationwide strike aimed at the deeply unpopular President Ivan Duque.

Protests that were largely peaceful through the day degenerated into confrontation by late afternoon as demonstrators smashed windows, destroyed bus stops, set up roadblocks and threw rocks at police.