Last night saw a whirlwind of information and alerts along with plenty of conspiracy theories. Sifting the fact from the fiction has been hard to do. So, what to believe? This explains the curfew and shows the authorities as protective. The video of a bus reversing into an Ara supermarket, shown from both the inside and outside, certainly backs this up. Fears were stoked by a flurry of messages that claimed the emergency phone number — — had stopped working. This narrative led to calls for people to band together and arm themselves with sticks so they could fight back — vigilante homeowners ready to fight off the marauding gangs. Or at the very least all wear white clothes to better spot the evil dark-clothed invaders. These supporters point to the fact that little was stolen in any of the invasions. The videos showing vandals being dropped off in vans, which the police have denied, add weight to this story.
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The — Colombian protests are a collection of protests that began on 21 November It is "one of the largest mass demonstrations Colombia has witnessed in recent years". According to Corruption Perception Index data released by Transparency International to measure public sector corruption in countries and territories, giving each a score from zero highly corrupt to very clean , Colombia scores 36 points.
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More than , people took to the streets to show discontent over possible austerity measures. Colombian protesters are concerned about possible changes to the minimum wage, pension and tax reforms, and the privatisation of state companies. The government insists there are no planned pension or labour reforms and that any changes would take place in consultation with labour groups. Protesters are also angry about alleged corruption and what some see as the government's failure to honour a peace deal with left-wing Farc rebels amid a rise in violence. Thursday's general strike was called by unions and student groups, and more protests were expected on Friday. President Duque said he had heard Colombians and vowed to deepen "social dialogue". The details of the deaths, all of them in the western province of Valle del Cauca, were still under investigation, Defence Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo told journalists on Friday. Two people died in the city of Buenaventura, where a group of people tried to loot a shopping centre. According to Mr Trujillo, 98 people were arrested nationwide while civilians and members of the security forces were injured. Eleven preliminary investigations into alleged misconduct by members of the security forces were being carried out, Mr Trujillo said, after images were posted on social media of police treating protesters roughly.
Jump to navigation. Image: El Nuevo Herald, Colombia. All the man needs is a scythe and an aptitude for chess. The hasty and poorly managed move ended up with the importation and rental of second-hand waste collection trucks from the United States, with disastrous results: the trucks were not up to standard, leaving refuse piled around the city.