Protesters clash with riot police during nation-wide strike in Colombia

Demonstrations in Bogota turned violent as protesters clashed with riot police during a 48-hour national strike against the economic policies of Ivan Duque’s government.

Footage shows police officers firing tear gas at a crowd of protesters moments after demonstrators gathered at Plaza Bolivar in the Colombian capital.

Men in hoods can be seen hurling objects to police officers further in the video.

The mass mobilisation will continue today with several marches in cities across the country.