Protesters defy curfew in Colombia's capital

Violent protests has triggered a curfew in Bogotá, while the crisis cost its first casualties. the Mayor of Bogotá indførste Friday evening local time a curfe

Protesters defy curfew in Colombia's capital

Violent protests has triggered a curfew in Bogotá, while the crisis cost its first casualties.

the Mayor of Bogotá indførste Friday evening local time a curfew in the whole of the colombian capital.

It writes the AFP news agency on the night of Saturday, local time.

the Ban comes as a response to violent clashes between protesters and police in which several persons on Friday lost their lives.

the Clashes occurred in the aftermath of the mass demonstrations against the country's president, Ivan Duque.

the Demonstrators have, however, chosen to defy the curfew, which applies until Saturday morning. It informs one of AFP's journalists, which are present in Bogotá.

Protesters have gathered in Bogotás streets, where they sing the Colombian national anthem and knocking on pots and pans.

Around 20,000 uniformed cops have been deployed in the capital to maintain the serenity. It writes the local media, according to the news agency dpa.

the Unrest began Thursday, as more than 200,000 colombians demonstrated against the country's right-wing government.

the Protests began generally peaceful.

But on Friday, local authorities confirmed that three people have died in connection with the demonstrations. It writes the AFP.

on the Night of Saturday, three police officers have been killed in a bomb attack against a police station. A further seven officers have been injured.

It informs the authorities in Santader de Quilichao, where the attack happened.

There is, however, not immediately some signs that the attack is related to the ongoing unrest in the country.

President Ivan Duque is the night to Saturday in the Danish time promised, that he will start a "national conversation" in the next week.

- I will launch a national conversation to strengthen the current social policy agenda and collaborate on a medium - and long-term vision, which is to close the social gaps, he says in a speech broadcast on tv, according to AFP.

the Conversation will be held regionally in the country's social and political sectors, informs the president.

the Protests in Colombia comes in the extension of the social unrest in several Latin american countries such as Chile, Ecuador and Bolivia in recent months.

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Updated Date: 23 November 2019, 08:00

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