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New day of protest against police brutality in Bogotá

Protests against police brutality over the death of a man whom the police used multiple electric shocks with a taser gun were reactivated this Thursday in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, according to local press.

In some parts of the city, such as Suba Rincón, Verbal, Fontibón and the Villa Luz police station, riots and clashes broke out between demonstrators and police. In addition, marches were held in other cities in Colombia such as Medellín and Barranquilla.

The mayor of Bogotá, Claudia López, has ruled out a curfew in the city during the day, but asked citizens via Twitter to return to their homes at 7:00 p.m. (local time) to “avoid tension”. Provocations and possible mobility problems “.

New day of protest against police brutality in Bogotá
New day of protest against police brutality in Bogotá

López and the relatives of the deceased man, Javier Ordóñez, have also called for the violence recorded during the previous day’s protests, which killed at least seven people and hundreds of injuries, not to be repeated.

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