Colombia: Seven Dead, Hundreds Injured as Rioters Burn Dozens of Police Stations

Colombia: Seven Dead, Hundreds Injured as Rioters Burn Dozens of Police Stations


BOGOTÁ, Colombia — At least seven people have died and hundreds more were injured during anti-police riots in the Colombian capital of Bogotá on Wednesday after police killed a taxi driver after violating quarantine restrictions.

The protests began after Javier Ordóñez, a law student working as a taxi driver during the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, died in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Reports indicate police used a taser to electrocute Ordóñez to death.

Footage from the incident shows Ordóñez, who police stopped on suspicion of violating quarantine restrictions, being held down and repeatedly tasered, presumably after refusing to cooperate. Video circulating on social media appears to show Ordóñez saying “enough please, enough, no more, please” and “I’m choking” as officers kneel on him.

A Javier Ordóñez dos policías lo llenaron de taser hasta matarlo!!!
Llegó la hora de enfrentar decididamente al abuso policial, en los próximos días radicaremos proyecto de

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