Thursday, November 10, 2011

Plaza Bolivar's Protest Tree

The Christmas tree skeleton being built in Plaza Bolivar made a convenient framework for protesters' posters.

Todays university student marches ended on Plaza Bolivar, just in time for a rainstorm. There, the Christmas tree under construction got new clothes. Makes sense, since Colombia is supposed to be a secular nation. 

Partying down to the music. 
The statue of Simon Bolivar gets company, and a costume. 

Meanwhile, nearby on Jimenez Ave, bored riot police take refuge under a restaurant awning. 

A casket for the District University?

A Christmas tree is a protest tree 

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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