At least six people dead in protests in Colombia

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At least six people have died in overnight protests in the Colombian city of Cali, local media reported on Saturday. Newspaper El Tiempo spoke of six dead, while RCN Radio reported at least seven had died. Colombian President Ivan Duque on Friday night sent additional military assistance to support police in the Valle del Cauca district, the epicentre of the protests of which Cali is the capital, after several people died in protests earlier in the day. “This operation will almost triple our capacity in the whole province in less than 24 hours,” Duque said. Overnight he extended the order to s…

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