|A poster for memorializing a student alleged killed by police nearby on Seventh Ave. in 2006,|
A group of young people protested alleged police brutality this afternoon on Seventh Ave.
|A plaque on Seventh Ave. |
commemorates a youth
during a demonstration.
The protesters deserve respect and admiration. However, their focus on the official state forces also troubles me. Colombia's government has committed crimes - and acknowledged them. But, for the nation's left-wing guerrillas, commit crimes against humanity is often their modus operandi, and leftist groups turn a blind eye to that.
The government allowed this group to protest on Seventh Ave., just a few blocks from the capitol. That doesn't sound like a terrorist state to me.
|Protesters making posters on Seventh Ave. They asked me to hide their faces.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours