28 injured in clashes between protesters and police in Bogota

At least 28 people were injured after this Wednesday a group of locals demonstrating in the capital Colombian confronted the police. The official balance sheet of the day is 28 injured, 14 of whom are police. Likewise, authorities reported the arrests of two people involved in acts of violence.

The protest began at around 9:00 am local time (4:00 pm Spanish peninsula time) in the center of Bogotá, where about 200 locals gathered to show their disagreement over the violation of agreements agreed between the national and regional governments. ‘Colombia’ newspaper. At noon, a group of protesters blocked the entrance and exit of several buildings. In addition, those who participated in the protest they beat the cops.

“There was an attempt to seize the Avianca building and acts of violence against merchants, civilians and some of our rulers. The police (…) had to intervene, after which the area was liberated and there was no longer a security problem, “, Felipe Jiménez Ángel, secretary of the Government of Bogota, stated.

“An attack on a police officer will never be a protest”

Colombian President Gustavo Petro “denied and condemned” the events that took place in the capital this Wednesday, in which “members of the Public Force and civilians were injured”. “Lack of dialogue always produces more violence. Aggression against a police officer will never be a protest,” he assured in a series of messages posted on his social network profile. Anyone who attacks a police officer in a vulnerable situation is also a human rights violation, he said.

Bogota’s mayor, Claudia López, responded to Petro and thanked him for his “strong support and rejection of violence”. After thanking him for the “quick” resolution of the incident, he added, “There is always and always the prevailing dialogue in Bogota. Today it was the dialogue and coexistence administrators who were violated.”

After Defense Minister Iván Velásquez stated that “nothing justifies aggression”, he ensured that those responsible for the attacks were investigated and punished. The police also offered Prize up to 50 million pesos To provide information to help identify those allegedly responsible for the violent demonstration (more than 10,500 euros). To do this, the agency released a poster with images of about twenty of the most wanted people.

Source: Informacion


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