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Riots in Bogotá over the death of a man during a police arrest

Protests in Bogotá to oppose the death of a man who died after police shocked him several times with a taser pistol have sparked riots that were recorded on at least five points in the Colombian capital.

The cities of Bosa, Kennedy, Teusaquillo, Suba and Engativá have registered public order disruptions, including car, dumpster and instant action orders (CAI) fires, according to Caracol Radio.

In addition, as Caracol Televisión reported, citizens denounced that the security forces attacked civilians amid the unrest.

Riots in Bogotá over the death of a man during a police arrest
Riots in Bogotá over the death of a man during a police arrest

The mayor of Bogotá, Claudia López, has called on the citizens to “remain calm and not use force”. In addition, he has demanded that the police “comply with the lawful exercise of their duties.

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