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21 nov. 2019 | 23h39 UTC

Colombia: Hundreds of thousands participate in nationwide protests November 21 /update 3

Colombia Alerte de sécurité

Hundreds of thousands participate in nationwide opposition protests on November 21; curfew imposed in Cali

TIMEFRAME expected from 21/11/2019, 12h00 until 22/11/2019, 11h59 (America/Bogota). COUNTRY/REGION Caribbean coast, Bogotá, Cali

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Event

An estimated 207,000 people participated in nationwide opposition protests and a general strike on Thursday, November 21. Heightened security measures were undertaken in advance of the protests, with 170,000 police officers deployed across the country to enforce security. Border crossings were also closed on Thursday. Clashes were reported in Bogota after some protesters blocked roads and vandalized buses. Riot police reportedly fired tear gas in several locales of the capital to disperse protesters.

Confrontations between protesters and security forces were also reported in Cali. A curfew has been imposed in the city from 19:00 (local time) on Thursday until 06:00 on Friday, November 22.

Additional demonstrations are possible over the coming days. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of all protests. Clashes between security forces and protesers cannot be ruled out.

Advice

Individuals in Colombia are advised to closely monitor the situation, avoid all protests and large public gatherings due to potential violence, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

 

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