Protests in Colombia Broaden (9/12/2020)

Table of Contents

Protests
spaceBogota
spaceMedellin
spaceBucaramanga
spaceBarranquilla
spaceIbague
spaceDuitama
spaceManizales
spaceCucuta
spaceCali
Police Brutality

The protests have broadened to a national level, and have become more organized around leftist ideals than before, including police abolition. Protests have also expanded to at least 7 cities outside of Bogota, and most of the capital remains under protester occupation. The death toll has expanded to 14 dead, and 400 wounded. 12 out of the 14 dead have been identified.

Protests

Bogota

The protests in Bogota have adopted a different nature; as protesters become aware of their control over the city, they began to consolidate and clean up the occupied areas. Police stations are being turned into community centers and libraries, but demonstrations and police violence still do continue.

Medellin

Protests in Medellin are smaller than those in Bogota, but are still significant in terms of city population. Torture and beatings of protesters as well as arrests have also happened here.

Bucaramanga

Protests in Bucaramanga are nowhere near as big as in other cities, but are still an indicator that the movement does not only exist in Bogota.

Barranquilla

Protests in Barranquilla still have intensity, but as always, a lesser population leads to smaller protests.

Ibague

Ibague does not have an extensive history of protests, but they have engaged in anti-police demonstrations during this round of 2020 anti-police revolutions.

Duitama

The Duitama protests have been significant an militant, which is new to the nature of the city.

Manizales

Cucuta

Cali

Police Brutality

Even as 56 police stations have been captured/burned down in Bogota, violence by police is still frequent, and they are still opening fire on protesters as well as brutally beating them.

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