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  • The British musician Roger Waters participates in a press conference with those affected by the Amazon by Chevron-Texaco today, in Quito, Ecuador.

    The British musician Roger Waters participates in a press conference with those affected by the Amazon by Chevron-Texaco today, in Quito, Ecuador. | Photo: Reuters

Published 22 November 2018

The artist landed in Colombia for his "Us + Them" tour, in which he expressed his support for the university sector undergoing a strike in the South American country.

The British singer and founder of the Pink Floyd group Roger Waters expressed Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2018, his support for Colombian students, currently on strike, with a concert in Bogotá that was loaded with rock, lights, colors, and social criticism.

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"We need more education," said Waters, referring to the demonstrations that have taken place in Colombian students in recent weeks. The Briton said he met with three student leaders and stressed that Colombia needs free and quality education.

The students, who have been protesting for weeks, are asking the government for a budget for public universities since according to figures from experts, higher education in the country has a deficit of 3.2 billion pesos (about US$1 billion).

The artist landed in Colombia for his "Us + Them" tour, an event that has allowed him to express his support for the student cause that the university sector undergoing in the South American country.

In the context of the display of the show, the singer was accompanied by a group of young people dressed in orange prisoner shirts that who sang "Resist", as a chorus of his song Another Break in the Wall.

Workers' unions and other sectors, including pensioners, have joined national protests after Duque presented a tax reform that would affect working-class families by extending the VAT to staple goods while giving a four percent tax cut for national and transnational companies.

The next national mobilization is scheduled for Nov. 28.

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