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Over 30 People Reportedly Killed Within Week of Colombian Protests

At least 31 people have been killed, 1,220 have been injured and 87 have gone missing in a week of protests in Colombia, the Institute for Development and Peace Studies said.

31 people have been killed between April 28 and May 4, more than three cases are to be confirmed," the institute said on late Wednesday.

According to the institute, the protests left 1,220 protesters injured, with 18 sustaining eye trauma. In nine cases, police officers resorted to sexual harassment toward women.

The largest number of fatalities – 24 – were registered in the western city of Cali. On late Wednesday, a group of protesters tried to gain access to the Congress building as lawmakers gathered to discuss the rallies.


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