17 dead, 800 injured in protests against tax reform in Colombia

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At least 17 people have lost their lives and more than 800 others sustained injuries in fierce clashes that erupted in Colombia over a controversial tax reform proposal.

The Colombian Ombudsman's Office said on Monday that 16 civilians and one police officer died, and 846 people, including 306 civilians, were injured during five days of violent protests over a proposed government tax reform that drew widespread anger across the South American nation.

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