They confirmed that thousands of people participated in the popular call that was held from April 28 to 30 in 500 municipalities and 50 cities to cancel the sustainable solidarity bill, with the approval of a new mobilization on May 19, according to the newspaper El Tempo.
On the other hand, Duque announced the day before that he had ordered the Finance Ministry to rework the controversial project and announced that it would ignore the increase in the value-added tax for services and goods, among other changes, which will be discussed later. In Congress.
“I have given very clear instructions to the Treasury (…) to build a new text with Congress that brings consensus and also allows for its sponsorship through valuable proposals from parties and civil society,” the president announced his TV program in the Journal of Prevention and Action.
He admitted that the decision came in response to “the differences and fears of the public,” the latter being reflected in the national strike that mobilized thousands of citizens in various cities of the country.
The popular call was characterized by the detention of human rights defenders, police and military repression of demonstrators and roadblocks.
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