As part of the demonstrations against police violence in Colombia, Interior Minister Alicia Arango said Sunday that “illegal acts” are being “severely” punished after nearly 170 complaints and a dozen deaths. during the days of protests over the death of one person as a result of the beating of several agents.
Arango’s words have occurred while Bogotá is celebrating a new day of protests and marches, on which some incidents have already been recorded, while the capital’s government celebrated an act of forgiveness and reconciliation in memory of the ten young people during clashes between demonstrators and Police killed.
The mayor of Bogotá, Claudia López, has been very critical of the government’s actions in the last few days and has spoken out in favor of reforming the national police, whose bodies continue to be militarized.
“There are people who say that vandalism must be suppressed with the militarization of the city. Of course not. Instead of militarizing Bogotá, the police must be demilitarized,” he said on Saturday.