Colombian demonstrators take part in a demonstration during a nationwide strike called by students, unions and indigenous groups to protest against the government of Colombia”s President Ivan Duque [Raul Arboleda/AFP]

Bogota, Colombia – Colombians awoke on Friday energised by the mass anti-government protests of the day before and eager to see how a tense national situation would develop.

Isolated clashes with police continued through Friday morning, according to local media. The organisers of Thursday’s rallies, which drew hundreds of thousands in Colombia’s largest protests in recent memory, called for a repeat on Monday.

But Colombian President Ivan Duque declined to offer any concessions in a late-night address on Thursday, leaving unanswered the looming question of whether Colombia will join its South American neighbours

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