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Colombia protests: Duque sends military to Cali

The Colombian army has begun to tighten its control over the city of Cali following weeks of deadly anti-government protests there.

Streets are reported to be largely deserted after President Iván Duque ordered the military intervention.

At least five people died in Cali on Friday night, the latest casualties in a month of protests which have claimed dozens of lives.

The protests began in April over a proposed tax increase.

The tax plan was withdrawn but the protests grew to cover police violence, poverty and Colombia's health crisis.

Two weeks of negotiations between the government and protesters have stalled.


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