An estimated over 207,000 protesters across Colombia upset at decades of right-wing rule took to the streets Thursday in the latest progressive people\u0026#039;s movement in Latin America to explode into the streets, following movements in Chile, post-coup Bolivia, and Ecuador.\u0026nbsp;Demonstrators clashed with security forces in the capital, Bogotá, and elsewhere across the country.\u0022We are standing up to protest and tell all humanity that we need to demand change,\u0022 protester and actress Aida Prado told The Associated Press.The demonstrations, which had been planned, began with a general strike against the policies of\u0026nbsp;President Iván Duque. Protesters, many carrying the Indigenous wiphala flag in solidarity with the people of Bolivia, expressed their anger over Duque\u0026#039;s plan to cut pensions in the country and the lack of real forward movement in peace talks with the rebel group\u0026nbsp;Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.One group of students on a Bogotá highway as Colombia’s national day of protests gets underway pic.twitter.com/WtHs7wcS6G— Dylan Baddour (@DylanBaddour) November 21, 2019\u0022We live in a country that kills children, that kills social leaders, with a government that is against peace,\u0022 businesswoman Alexandra Guzmán said. \u0022That is why we have to change something. We cannot continue to live like this.\u0022Colombia has long been under the thrall of US-backed right-wingers, so it’s great to see the people rising up. https://t.co/yc8x2fwYTZ— frelon brun (@nasilentwayLXXi) November 22, 2019According to\u0026nbsp;The Guardian, the protests led to clashes with police forces:In the capital, Bogotá, police helicopters whirred overhead, while riot police fired teargas at protesters who had blocked bus routes before dawn. Despite torrential rain, thousands of people thronged the city\u0026#039;s historic Plaza de Simón Bolívar, singing the national anthem.The marches began in Bogotá largely without incident, although a few clashes broke out near Bogotá airport between protesters and riot police around midday. As the rain cleared, more confrontations broke out across the city in the early evening. Explosions could be heard across the city. Teargas was fired in the Plaza de Simón Bolívar and at the campus of the National University, where protesters battled with security forces.The economic and social pressures on Colombian society that led to the demonstrations likely won\u0026#039;t lead to the kind of sustained movement that\u0026#039;s been seen in other parts of Latin America, Bogotá\u0026nbsp;Rosario University professor Yann Basset told DW.\u0022We\u0026#039;re not in a pre-insurrectional climate,\u0022 said Basset. \u0022I\u0026#039;m not sure there\u0026#039;s a general rejection of the political system.\u0022Bolivian demonstrators opposed to the right-wing regime that seized power in the country after a coup on November 10 that resulted in the forced resignation of democratically elected President Evo Morales have protested in cities and across the central South American nation for weeks. A Chilean protest movement that began in October has resulted in the country\u0026#039;s neoliberal leadership promising to rewrite the constitution; also in October, protests against austerity erupted across Ecuador.Student leader José Cárdenas told\u0026nbsp;AP\u0026nbsp;that the marches in Colombia were inspired by the other movements on the continent.\u0022What happened in Chile sent a forceful message,\u0022 he said.