Opposition organizations called for a new day of protest against the tax reform of the Petro government

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The National Roundtable for Freedom, which defines itself as a “citizen alliance of Colombian Organizations in opposition to socialism”, issued a press release on the one that invites different sectors of society to participate in the taking of Bogotá on November 17, 18 and 19

Opposition organizations called for a new day of protest against the tax reform of the Petro government

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Through a press release posted on their social networks, an organization called 'National Roundtable for Freedom' called for a “large Bogota” for November 17, 18 and 19, which aims to protest against the tax reform promoted by the government of Gustavo Petro, and which was already approved in Congress this week.

“To all citizen forces, youth, students, businessmen and their collaborators, housewives, health professionals, unions, residents abroad, pensioners, transporters, taxi drivers, bikers, shopkeepers, informal workers, industrialists, ranchers, farmers , environmentalists, religious, peasants, merchants, reservists, the coal union, the textile union, all citizens, to participate in our actions of peaceful protest”, reads the text.

One ​​of the organizers of the march, Andrés Rodríguez, a Medellín businessman and spokesman for the recall against Mayor Daniel Quintero, wrote on his Twitter account:

“It is our turn to take action and take the regional protest to the capital. Either the reforms fall, or we will continue setting the scene for the protests until we go on a national strike. Next step, the #GranTomaDeBogota from #17Nov to #19Nov.”

The National Roundtable for Freedom, which defines itself as a “citizen alliance of Colombian Organizations in opposition to socialism”, set a schedule for the demonstration. “Caravans for Freedom: Within the local and private teams, groups will be formed for the road trip in cars or buses and according to the travel time of each city, the schedule and day of departure will be coordinated,” the statement said.

Then details:

November 17: Sit-ins at the Registrar's Office, the sit-in will be held at the Registrar's Office, in Bogota, 2 p.m. m. and support in some cities in Colombia and abroad which we will confirm later.

November 18: Plato at the CNE 10 a. m., “We demand the resignation of Alex Vega and the audit of both congressional and presidential elections, we call on international and national oversight bodies to join as well as we call on lawyers to fight for our free democracy. We call on international oversight for our freedom and democracy.”

November 19:March for freedom “against the reforms, especially against health and the disastrous proposal to destroy our system and the EPS.” Departure point National Park 10:00 a.m. m. Sit-in at the Ministry of Health and arrival at Plaza de Bolívar.

You can consult the full statement here:

Opposition organizations called for a new day of protest against the tax reform of the Petro government

Press release .

In a video posted on his social networks, Andrés Rodríguez said:

“The National Table for Freedom has made the joint decision to travel to the city of Bogotá, since after three marches that mobilized three million people, after making sit-ins and defending our rights, we have to take Bogotá”.

Then he added:

We have to strike a resounding blow in defense of democracy, of our rights, and against the dictatorial regime of Gustavo Petro and the Historical Pact”.

Furthermore, he assured that:

We continue to sleep, and next week they put us in the bad ones and to 'pupitrazo' clean the tributary. They are going to tax absolutely all the products of the family basket; we go straight to pay a gasoline of 18 thousand pesos per gallon; We are going straight to pay a dollar, before the end of the year, of 6000 pesos, making the whole country brutally more expensive; the external debt would not even be covered by more than 20 tax reforms like the one they are trying to make to us.”

Finally, the spokesperson ends his video by saying: “either we wake up or we are screwed”.

The businessman called for the march against the tax reform in Bogotá