"Duque believed the curfew would prevent students, Indigenous people, farmers, and Afro-descendants from continue protesting against the systematic violations of their rights," Maiz said.
Colombians also rejected the statements made by former President Alvaro Uribe, who issued messages requesting that the Armed Forces control the protests in a forceful and immediate manner.
"Uribe's violent onslaught will bring more blood, desperation, and misery to the people who are increasingly impoverished due to the pandemic," Maiz stressed.
Why is Colombia protesting?
▪️ Protests began over a proposal to raise taxes on poorer people and cut some exemptions ▪️ The tax proposal was axed after protests ▪️ Protests widened in scope to address discontent over issues like inequality, unemployment, police violence pic.twitter.com/wwUlQRySPh