Colombia’s President withdraws tax proposal following mass protests and other stories

Today we look at the violence against protesters in Colombia, protests demanding the release of detained activists in Thailand, and more

May 03, 2021 by Peoples Dispatch

In today’s episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the brutal repression of protests in Colombia as President Ivan Duque withdraws a widely denounced tax reform proposal, demonstrations in Thailand following the hospitalisation of a detained protest leader who was on hunger strike, mass ‘Kill the Bill’ protests in the UK on May Day to demand the withdrawal of a new policing bill, and the forced evictions of Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah locality in Occupied East Jerusalem.