‘Some people have no shame’
Colombia deploys military to protest epicenter
A month after the start of violent anti-government protests across the country, Colombia will begin to deploy its army in the western province of Valle del Cauca, after the death of four protesters on Friday, the capital of Cali province has been the epicenter of demonstrations. Controversial tax reform began across the country in late April, with tens of thousands of protesters taking to the streets every week, who have since expanded their demands, including basic income and an end to police violence. quoting Friday the “maximum deployment” of military assistance in Valle del Cauca, adding that more than 7,000 people, including members of the navy, will be sent to remove roadblocks. The governor of the Valle del Cauca also declared a curfew from 7 p.m. government and protest leaders reach “prior agreement” to end protests this week, strike organizers said on Thursday that the government had not signed the agreement The government said it did not had not signed the deal because some protest leaders would not condemn the roadblocks, calling the issue non-negotiable and adding that talks would resume on Sunday. Human rights groups said dozens more were killed by security forces. Two police officers were also reportedly killed. Colombia’s defense ministry did not immediately respond to questions. Finance ministry of Colombia believes that the protests and roadblocks have taken their toll on the country. over $ 2.6 billion, leading to shortages of food and other supplies, driving up prices and disrupting daily business operations.