News Alerts

20 Aug 2020 | 03:58 PM UTC

Colombia: Students to hold demonstrations in multiple cities on August 21

Colombia News Alert

Students to hold demonstrations in multiple cities on August 21 against insecurity; localized disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/20/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/22/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Bogota). COUNTRY/REGION Caribbean coast


The National Union of Higher Education Students (UNESS) and other activist groups have announced their intention to stage demonstrations in cities across Colombia on Friday, August 21, in protest against recent murders of young people. Gatherings are reportedly planned in Cali, Ibague, Bogota, Bucaramanga, Barranquilla, and Medellin, with smaller demonstrations likely in other towns and cities throughout the country. The rally in Cali is expected to be held at Parque de las Banderas from 17:00 (local time). In Ibague, activists plan to gather at 14:00 for a march from the intersection of Avenida 37 and Carretera 5. Locations and timings for other demonstrations are yet to be formally announced.

Friday's demonstrations are expected to remain peaceful, but a heightened police presence and localized disruptions are likely in the vicinity of the gatherings.


Those in Colombia are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution, monitor the situation, allow additional travel time in city centres, and heed all instructions issued by local authorities.


Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news