Demonstrations are expected in Bogotá on Friday, January 11, to demand the resignation of Attorney General Humberto Martínez. The rallies, known as the March of Lanterns, will reportedly end in front of the Attorney General's office in the capital. Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are expected around all protest sites. Further demonstrations are likely in the coming days.
The protest movement, led by the Colombia Humana movement and the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC), seeks to force out Attorney General Martínez for his alleged role in the Odebrecht scandal. Martínez is accused of covering up a bribery scheme between the Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht, who was involved in a Colombian motorway project.
Individuals in Colombia are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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