|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
wow, awesome pictures!
Thanks very much.
You have an eye for the social and political, the shots are great. Ever since I started reading your blog, I have been reconnecting to my city. I haven't been there for 15 years. I feel so guilty about that. Thank you, Mike.
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