Colombia protesters march in 3rd strike against president

Anti-government demonstrators march in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Colombia’s recent wave of demonstrations began with a massive strike...
An indigenous man takes part in an anti-government march in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Colombia’s recent wave of demonstrations began ...
Anti-government demonstrators march during a national strike in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Colombia’s recent wave of demonstrations be...
An indigenous man marches during a national strike in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Colombia’s recent wave of demonstrations began with a...
Demonstrators march during a national strike in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Colombia’s recent wave of demonstrations began with a massi...
Anti-government demonstrators march during a national strike in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Colombia’s recent wave of demonstrations be...
An anti-government demonstrator carries a shield with text stenciled on it that reads "Protests are defended" during a national strike in Bogota, Colo...
Demonstrators march during a national strike in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Colombia’s recent wave of demonstrations began with a massi...
Demonstrators, one wearing a t-shirt with text that reads in Spanish "No to war," march during a national strike in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Dec. ...
An indigenous man blows on a whistle during a national strike in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Colombia’s recent wave of demonstrations b...
Three women show their support for an anti-government march in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Colombia’s recent wave of demonstrations beg...

Anti-government demonstrators march in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Colombia’s recent wave of demonstrations began with a massive strike...

An indigenous man takes part in an anti-government march in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Colombia’s recent wave of demonstrations began ...

Anti-government demonstrators march during a national strike in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Colombia’s recent wave of demonstrations be...

An indigenous man marches during a national strike in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Colombia’s recent wave of demonstrations began with a...

Demonstrators march during a national strike in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Colombia’s recent wave of demonstrations began with a massi...

Anti-government demonstrators march during a national strike in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Colombia’s recent wave of demonstrations be...

An anti-government demonstrator carries a shield with text stenciled on it that reads "Protests are defended" during a national strike in Bogota, Colo...

Demonstrators march during a national strike in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Colombia’s recent wave of demonstrations began with a massi...

Demonstrators, one wearing a t-shirt with text that reads in Spanish "No to war," march during a national strike in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Dec. ...

An indigenous man blows on a whistle during a national strike in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Colombia’s recent wave of demonstrations b...

Three women show their support for an anti-government march in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Colombia’s recent wave of demonstrations beg...

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Protesters are marching in Colombia as part of a third strike against President Iván Duque as attempts to start a dialogue drag on.

Tens of thousands carried signs and marched in cities around the nation on Wednesday.

Colombia’s recent wave of demonstrations began with a massive strike on Nov. 21 that drew an estimated 250,000 people to the streets.

Protests have continued in the days since but at a much smaller scale. Authorities estimated 40,000 were protesting Wednesday.

A National Strike Committee of student and labor unions is calling on Duque to hold direct talks on their 13 demands.

Duque has agreed, but now says it would be part of a larger “national conversation” he is holding with various sectors of society. The committee has balked at the broader talks.