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|Poor guy: Senate Pres. Corzo |
needs his gasoline.
So, feeling only sympathy for the beleagured legislators, in a nation in which close to half the population lives below the poverty line and many suffer extreme poverty, Bogotanos contributed symbolically to their legislators.
To me, the refreshing thing about this protest was that it appeared to be genuinely grassroots. In other words, I didn't spot any ambitious politicians using the demonstration as a platform to get into office, where they'd possibly do the very same thing.
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours