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06 Sep 2018 | 02:09 AM UTC

Colombia: Students protest in central Bogotá September 5 /update 1

Colombia News Alert

Thousands of students gather to protest in downtown Bogotá on September 5; future protests possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/5/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/11/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Bogota). COUNTRY/REGION Bogotá

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Event

Public university students gathered in central Bogotá on the afternoon (local time) of Wednesday, September 5, causing traffic and public transportation disruptions near Plaza de Bolívar. Students from several different universities in Bogotá gathered to protest government education policies and demand higher budgets for public education. The protest march began in different locations across the capital before coalescing in Plaza de Bolívar, where a rally was held. The student groups announced their intention to present a document of formal requests to present to the government in the coming days. Further protests are possible.

Advice

Individuals in Bogotá are advised to monitor the situation, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, and avoid public demonstrations as a precaution.

 

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