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Bogotá faces its third day of protest against police brutality with unrest

September 12, 2020

The protests in Bogotá against the brutality of the police, which arose after the death of lawyer Javier Ordóñez during a police operation, will take place this Friday on three consecutive days. Demonstrations during which riots were registered that day.

Colombia’s Mobile Anti-Riot Squad (ESMAD) used stun bombs and tear gas to disperse a crowd of around 100 who attempted to set fire to the Villa Luz National Police’s Emergency Action Unit (CAI), in which Ordóñez died as a result of being beaten in the Suffered inside after the prosecutor’s investigation.

However, the situation is already under control, although some citizens have reported that some police officers turned their uniform jackets and attacked the protesters, the local newspaper ‘El Espectador’ reported.

Bogotá faces its third day of protest against police brutality with unrestBogotá faces its third day of protest against police brutality with unrest

The protests in Bogotá, which included peaceful mobilizations and guards, were accompanied by violent actions in which the police, as reported by the city’s mayor, Claudia López, used firearms to contain the demonstrators, despite a request to the uniformed men Men to refrain from using it

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