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Colombia protests: Cali airport suspends operations


The Cali airport, in Colombia, temporarily suspended its commercial operations on Monday due to roadblocks in the city in the framework of protests against the government.

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(CNN Spanish) -

The Cali airport, in Colombia, temporarily suspended its commercial operations this Monday from 5:00 pm, local time, due to the blockages of roads in the city in the framework of protests against the government.

A statement issued by Aeronáutica Civil explains that roadblocks affect arrival and departure at the Alfonso Bonilla Aragón de Palmira Airport.

"The situation has not only prevented the movement of passengers, but has affected the entry and exit of personnel working in the air terminal, which does not allow adequate provision of services," the text indicates.

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According to the agency, the service will be restored "once the mobility conditions are adequate."

Blockades and protests in Cali

The Ministry of Mobility of Cali reported this Monday on its Twitter account that several of its roads were blocked in the framework of the protests that are taking place in the city against the government.

In the 8:00 pm local time report, they reported at least 20 blocked roads.

The Cali mayor's office also announced this Monday that it will have humanitarian channels for transportation and supply of food, medicine, fuel and essential supplies for the city.

"District security agencies, the Public Ministry and the Public Force will accompany these corridors to guarantee that their arrival at the strategic points that are coordinated is in complete calm," the mayor's office explained in a statement.

It was also explained that "humanitarian corridors are contemplated for the transport of equipment required in hospitals and clinics in the city."


This Monday there were once again protests in Cali against the government. A video shared with CNN by a local journalist shows clashes between protesters and security forces. At the moment, there is no official balance on the protests this Monday. So far, 19 people have died throughout the country due to events related to the demonstrations, according to the Ombudsman's Office.

The protests in Colombia began days ago as a rejection of the tax reform project that, before being withdrawn by President Iván Duque, sought, as stated in the text, taxes on basic products of the family basket, an increase in the cost of gasoline , expand the taxable base of the income tax, a solidarity tax for high salaries, wealth tax for two years, VAT for funeral services and internet, among others.

Protests in Colombia

Source: cnnespanol

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