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Police Killing Rouses Colombia’s Lockdown Furies

In early September, demonstrations against police brutality erupted in Colombia’s capital and other cities.

In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Elizabeth Dickinson explains that reactions to the unrest have exposed the country’s political polarisation amid anxieties about the coronavirus and the 2016 FARC peace agreement.

What caused the protests that engulfed Bogotá and other cities?

The spark for the demonstrations came in the early morning of 9 September, when two policemen were filmed pinning down, beating and repeatedly firing a…

Ordóñez, trained as a lawyer but employed as a…

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