Protestors Return

Jul 22, 2021

On 20 July 2021, protesters returned to the streets of larger cities across the country to mark Colombian Independence Day. In the capital Bogota, thousands of people gathered at the Monument to Heroes and marched in the streets near the city center. According to local media sources, no large-scale instances of looting or rioting occurred in the capital. In the Loma de la Cruz sector in the western city of Cali — the epicenter of the previous nationwide protests — police officers used tear gas to disperse protesters gathered in the streets. At least 19 civilians and 80 police officers were injured in clashes across the country, while at least 25 people were arrested. Additionally, President Ivan Duque’s government presented Congress with an amended version of a previous tax reform bill that had sparked large-scale protests in late April 2021.

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