|Hooded rioters prepare to hurl Molotov cocktails at the police.|
The rioters are supposedly supporting small farmers, who are holding marches and blocking roads once again in protest against low prices for their harvests and the high cost of supplies. It's not clear how the rioting helps the farmers, but the youths evidently enjoy causing havoc. And, since the university campus is 'autonomous', the police can't invade it, making the protesters almost invulnerable.
|Tear gas cannisters explode on a campus lawn.|
While all this was going on, most of the students went on with their days, eating lunch and going to classes. What would happen if anarchists like these appeared on a U.S. or European campus?
|An anti-riot tank arrives at the university.|
|A line of riot police on Carrera 30, beside the National University.|
|A Molotov cocktail bursts into flame near a riot police line by the university's 26th St. entrance.|
Jammed traffic on Carrera 26 heading toward the university. Of course, such traffic jams are a daily occurrence, anyway.
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours