MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Supporters gathered at the Torch of Friendship in downtown Miami to rally for Colombians after more than a week of unrest in the country.
The crowd sported Colombian colors and waved the country’s flags at the rally dubbed “Raise Your Voice For Colombia.”READ MORE: At least 19 children, 2 adults killed after shooter opens fire at Texas elementary school
Everyone there voiced their opposition to the current government and the president, who a week ago announced he will be raising taxes.READ MORE: Coral Gables resident says city's automatic license plate recognition cameras are a constitutional violation
“We are in complete outrage and opposition with the Ivan Duque administration in Colombia,” said Carlos Naranjo, a Colombian-native living in South Florida. “We are calling for him to stop the massacre. How is it that he’s raising taxes on food when hunger is rising? How is it he’s raising taxes on working people when unemployment is rising?”
After protests across the country, Colombia’s President Ivan Duque canceled the tax reform.MORE NEWS: South Florida Playing Pivotal Role In Transformation Of Psychedelics As Mainstream Medicine
His opposition says Duque still needs to address demands for action on poverty, unemployment, and police violence.