Colombians Continue Protesting Against Police Brutality

Published September 23rd, 2020 - 07:26 GMT

Seven people were killed since the start of Colombian protests caused after the death of a man pinned to the ground and repeatedly tasered by police in Bogotá.

Thousands went to the streets of Colombia to protest on Monday against police brutality and government policies.

The rallies were organized by the country's trade unionists and students, the people chanting slogans against police brutality, that culminated in clashes with police in the center of Bogota, which is considered the main protest hub.

Moreover, the protests have became violent as demonstrators threw stones at police officers, who fired tear gas and stun grenades to suppress the people.

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Riot police detain a demonstrator during protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 21, 2020. Large groups of protesters are mobilizing in Colombia against police violence and in rejection of the government, after the bloody protests that unleashed the recent murder of a man at the hands of two uniformed men. LEONARDO MUNOZ / AFP

Riot police detain a demonstrator during protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 21, 2020. Large groups of protesters are mobilizing in Colombia against police violence and in rejection of the government, after the bloody protests that unleashed the recent murder of a man at the hands of two uniformed men. LEONARDO MUNOZ / AFP

A man stands behind a burning barricade during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP

A man stands behind a burning barricade during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP

Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP

Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP

Riot police detain a demonstrator during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. Juan BARRETO / AFP

Riot police detain a demonstrator during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. Juan BARRETO / AFP

A riot police officer points his gun towards protestors during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP

A riot police officer points his gun towards protestors during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP

Demonstrators run for cover after clashes erupted during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. Juan BARRETO / AFP

Demonstrators run for cover after clashes erupted during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. Juan BARRETO / AFP

Riot police detain a demonstrator during protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 21, 2020. Large groups of protesters are mobilizing in Colombia against police violence and in rejection of the government, after the bloody protests that unleashed the recent murder of a man at the hands of two uniformed men. Leonardo MUNOZ / AFP

Riot police detain a demonstrator during protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 21, 2020. Large groups of protesters are mobilizing in Colombia against police violence and in rejection of the government, after the bloody protests that unleashed the recent murder of a man at the hands of two uniformed men. Leonardo MUNOZ / AFP

A protestor throws a stone towards riot police during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP

A protestor throws a stone towards riot police during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP

Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP

Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP

Riot police detain a demonstrator during protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 21, 2020. Large groups of protesters are mobilizing in Colombia against police violence and in rejection of the government, after the bloody protests that unleashed the recent murder of a man at the hands of two uniformed men. LEONARDO MUNOZ / AFP
A man stands behind a burning barricade during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP
Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP
Riot police detain a demonstrator during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. Juan BARRETO / AFP
A riot police officer points his gun towards protestors during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP
Demonstrators run for cover after clashes erupted during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. Juan BARRETO / AFP
Riot police detain a demonstrator during protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 21, 2020. Large groups of protesters are mobilizing in Colombia against police violence and in rejection of the government, after the bloody protests that unleashed the recent murder of a man at the hands of two uniformed men. Leonardo MUNOZ / AFP
A protestor throws a stone towards riot police during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP
Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP
Riot police detain a demonstrator during protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 21, 2020. Large groups of protesters are mobilizing in Colombia against police violence and in rejection of the government, after the bloody protests that unleashed the recent murder of a man at the hands of two uniformed men. LEONARDO MUNOZ / AFP
Riot police detain a demonstrator during protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 21, 2020. Large groups of protesters are mobilizing in Colombia against police violence and in rejection of the government, after the bloody protests that unleashed the recent murder of a man at the hands of two uniformed men. LEONARDO MUNOZ / AFP
A man stands behind a burning barricade during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP
A man stands behind a burning barricade during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP
Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP
Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP
Riot police detain a demonstrator during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. Juan BARRETO / AFP
Riot police detain a demonstrator during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. Juan BARRETO / AFP
A riot police officer points his gun towards protestors during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP
A riot police officer points his gun towards protestors during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP
Demonstrators run for cover after clashes erupted during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. Juan BARRETO / AFP
Demonstrators run for cover after clashes erupted during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. Juan BARRETO / AFP
Riot police detain a demonstrator during protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 21, 2020. Large groups of protesters are mobilizing in Colombia against police violence and in rejection of the government, after the bloody protests that unleashed the recent murder of a man at the hands of two uniformed men. Leonardo MUNOZ / AFP
Riot police detain a demonstrator during protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 21, 2020. Large groups of protesters are mobilizing in Colombia against police violence and in rejection of the government, after the bloody protests that unleashed the recent murder of a man at the hands of two uniformed men. Leonardo MUNOZ / AFP
A protestor throws a stone towards riot police during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP
A protestor throws a stone towards riot police during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on September 13, 2020. DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP
Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP
Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez, apologized this Sunday for the abuses of the public force, in a ceremony that gathered relatives of the dead and wounded during the bloody protests that broke out five days ago against police brutality in Colombia. DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP