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Clean water protest turns violent

PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL (ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Clashes broke out on Monday (March 18) as protesters in northeastern Colombia demonstrated against a lack of clean water in their community. The city of Yopal has not had clean drinking water for months since a local sewage treatment plant stopped functioning after it was damaged months ago. Residents took to the streets and the protests dissolved into clashes. Businesses locked down their doors and shuttered their windows as police shot tear gas and protesters threw rocks. Hundreds of demonstrators blocked access at key points throughout the city, including the airport. But by the end of the day, community leaders said there appeared to have been progress in talks with the government as to how to solve the problem. The government has pledge to bring a water treatment facility from Bogota and announced the start of construction on an aqueduct plant.

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