Thousands of opponents protest in Colombia against the government of Gustavo Petro

Thousands of opponents protest in Colombia against the government of Gustavo Petro

Bogota — Opponents of the leftist government Gustavo Petro They demonstrated again on Sunday and gathered nearly 250,000 people throughout the country while chanting incessantly “Out with Petro!”showing his disagreement with the social reforms he promotes, his proposal to form a constituent assembly and complaining about economic and security problems.

The president pointed out that the demonstrations were aimed at seeking to “overthrow the government of change” on the part of sectors that want to “undo the reforms that are in favor of the people to maintain the capture of enormous amounts of public money used as private profits.” ”. So he insisted, from X’s account of him, that his supporters must “respond” in a demonstration on May 1, International Workers’ Day, in which he will walk alongside the people and speak in a platform

Demonstrations against and in favor of the government have become a constant in Colombia since Petro came to power in 2022, becoming the first left-wing president, in a country that had always been governed by conservatives and moderates. The opposition complains about his policies, while Petro calls on his supporters to defend them.

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