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Colombia: Teachers and farmers gather in Bogota for general strike01:59

Colombia: Teachers and farmers gather in Bogota for general strike

Colombia, Bogota
June 7, 2017 at 01:58 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of teachers and farmers gathered in Bogota for a general strike on Tuesday. They were calling on the government to provide better working and pay conditions.

One demonstrator and leader of the coffee farmer association said "the neoliberal policies that operate from the White House" actually "replace the national production in Colombia."

"We continue to take care of the most sacred, the most important thing for us that is the unity, the mobilisation and the peaceful and civilized struggle for a better country for us and for our children" he concluded.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos reportedly held a meeting with ministers, Tuesday morning, to discuss the strikes and state of the current negotiations.

Colombia: Teachers and farmers gather in Bogota for general strike01:59
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Thousands of teachers and farmers gathered in Bogota for a general strike on Tuesday. They were calling on the government to provide better working and pay conditions.

One demonstrator and leader of the coffee farmer association said "the neoliberal policies that operate from the White House" actually "replace the national production in Colombia."

"We continue to take care of the most sacred, the most important thing for us that is the unity, the mobilisation and the peaceful and civilized struggle for a better country for us and for our children" he concluded.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos reportedly held a meeting with ministers, Tuesday morning, to discuss the strikes and state of the current negotiations.

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