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“They are killing us”: The streets in Colombia roar for an extreme change in the police
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“They are killing us”: The streets in Colombia roar for an extreme change in the police

Uniformed men shoot at night, people fall and then protesters by day roar, videos in hand, "they are killing us." Colombia goes through a wave of massive protests against the government and police excesses. Popular anger demands an extreme change in the security forces.Police brutality, also denounced by the international community, fueled the social crisis that had already exacerbated the pandemic. Popular discontent then turned to the police, which was forged in the conflict against communist guerrillas and drug trafficking.SIGHT: Colombia: death toll from repression of protests against Duque rises to 42"On Colombia the enemy was inside. And in that sense, the idea of ​​the internal enemy prevails in the imaginary of Colombians, both in the police and in the army ", says Óscar Almario...
At least 379 disappeared during protests in Colombia
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At least 379 disappeared during protests in Colombia

Organizations for the defense of human rights denounced that at least 379 people disappeared in Colombia during the wave of protests against the Government, who insisted on the need to "lift blockades and guarantee the supply of food and vaccines", in a day in which some unified street demonstrations were renewed, now in the sole claim of ending the repression and demilitarizing the streets.Although the list of demands of the National Unemployment Committee includes no less than 10 points, the wave of repression and attacks on the marches by the security forces -Which also left at least 26 dead- any other axis ran and everything was concentrated in the demand for the right to protest to be respected, also defended by international organizations.The Missing Persons Search Unit (UPBD) depend...
“What impacts us the most is violence and repression”: The chilling testimonies of Peruvians in Colombia
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“What impacts us the most is violence and repression”: The chilling testimonies of Peruvians in Colombia

According to the criteria ofKnow more"We are the generation that is no longer afraid", says from Bogotá Lourdes Sotelo, a Peruvian who has lived almost all her 29 years in Colombia and that he rejects the repression that is being experienced these days in the country that is now his home. For her, as well as for many compatriots living in the coffee nation, it has been shocking to see the images of violence in the streets, especially that carried out against unarmed people who only demanded a better future.Anger erupted in Colombia on April 28 with the rejection of a tax reform proposed by President Iván Duque. Although the president yielded to citizen pressure and withdrew the proposal, discontent has not stopped growing. Today the claims are multiple and encompass all citizens, mainl...
National Strike Colombia May 6 LIVE: New protests against the Duque government for the ninth day
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National Strike Colombia May 6 LIVE: New protests against the Duque government for the ninth day

National Strike Colombia May 6 LIVE: Protests against President Iván Duque in Bogotá, Cali, Medellín and other cities in the country | police brutality | Esmad | Tax Reform | LIVE | MINUTE BY MINUTE | WORLD | THE PERU COMMERCESubscribeStartLogin / Profile . Disclaimer: If you need to update/edit/remove this news or article then please contact our support team Learn more
Why do the protests continue in Colombia if President Iván Duque has already withdrawn the tax reform?
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Why do the protests continue in Colombia if President Iván Duque has already withdrawn the tax reform?

For a week thousands of colombians have protested in the streets against the government of the president Ivan Duque despite the fact that the country is going through the third peak of infections and deaths from COVID-19. The marches began after an unpopular tax reform that the government decided to withdraw due to pressure from protestersBut the decision of Duke It failed to contain the protests, now fueled by reports of police brutality and which led to sources of violence, especially in Bogotá and Cali, in the southwest, leaving so far at least 24 deaths and 800 people injured, according to official figures.SIGHT: National Strike Colombia May 6 LIVE: New protests against the Duque government for the ninth dayHuman rights organizations have denounced numerous cases of police abuses and...
Testimonies of the terror that exists in Cali, the epicenter of the violence of the protests in Colombia
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Testimonies of the terror that exists in Cali, the epicenter of the violence of the protests in Colombia

The nights turned nightmare in Cali. The violence of the protests against the Colombian government broke out in this city where the evils of a country mired in six decades of war converge.In the so-called "post-conflict capital," the peace agreement signed with the FARC guerrillas in 2016 did not bring the expected calm. SIGHT: Colombia: Increases pressure against Duque with massive protests throughout the country | PHOTOSSince they began on April 28, the demonstrations against the president Ivan Duque They turned into riots in the city, harshly repressed by the public forces, and the situation worsened when the sun fell on May 3.The AFP collected three testimonies of the scenes of terror that shook the capital of Valle del Cauca, with 2.2 million inhabitants, and the neighboring municip...
LIVE |  National strike May 5 in Colombia: new day of protests against President Iván Duque
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LIVE | National strike May 5 in Colombia: new day of protests against President Iván Duque

This Wednesday, May 5 Colombia live a new day of protests at various points. In Bogotá, Medellín and Cali, eight days of consecutive protests have already been completed.WATCH THE LIVE TRANSMISSION HERE:SIGHT: Colombia: at least 19 dead and 800 injured by the repression in five days of protests against the tax reformAt least 72 civilians and 19 policemen were injured in last night's riot in Bogotá, in which vandals attacked at least 23 police stations, one of which was set on fire with ten officers inside, on the eve of a new "national strike" against the Government of the Colombian President, Iván Duque.MIRA: Colombia: the mayor of Bogotá calls for the deployment of the Army in the face of the violent protests tonight“Throughout the early morning we continued transferring and receiving ...
The international community condemns police abuse in protests in Colombia
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The international community condemns police abuse in protests in Colombia

The UN, the European Union and the United States on Tuesday denounced a disproportionate use of force by the police of Colombia to control almost a week of violent protests against the government that leave a score of dead and hundreds of injured."We are deeply alarmed by the events that occurred in the city of Cali (...) last night, when the police opened fire on protesters protesting against the tax reform, killing and wounding several people"Marta Hurtado, spokesperson for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, declared in Geneva.SIGHT: Colombia: at least 19 dead and 800 injured by the repression in five days of protests against the tax reformWhat began on Wednesday as a peaceful demonstration rejecting a now-withdrawn tax reform turned into serious protest...