|On Plaza Bolivar, someone carried a placard saying 'Christ, the first revolutionary.'|
Thousands of students marched thru Bogotá today and rallied on Plaza Bolivar, in a 'protest in defense of education.' Students protested all across Latin America.
Colombia's public university students had been protesting and on strike for months against a proposed reform, which protesters claimed amounted to privatization of the public university system. The government agreed to drop the proposed reforms, called the '30 Law.'
|The Simon Bolivar statue, carrying the banner of the M-19 guerrillas, who in 1985 attacked the nearby Palace of Justice. One-time M-19 leader Gustavo Petro was just elecdted mayor of Bogota.|
|Two 'revolutionaries': Christ and Simon Bolivar.|
|The protest turned into a party, and this couple took advantage.|
|A globalized girl.|
|A street person plays guitar below a line of riot police.|
|On the Justice Palace's steps.|
|'When the people get educated, the state gets scared.'|
|Nearby, a man looks thru trash as riot police walk past.|
|On the plaza, this couple forgot about the protest and invented a new use for their umbrella.|
|'Students on war footing.'|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours