Colombia's National Strike Committee Friday (CNP) decided that protests will continue in light of the negative response from the Government of President Iván Duque, although some progress regarding police repression is on the verge of being achieved.
Colombia's President Iván Duque Monday ordered a mass deployment of the public force to clear the roads of peaceful demonstrations he considers to be “an act of sabotage.”
In a country where 24 people have died in clashes with police and some 800 have been injured, Colombian President Iván Duque woke up Wednesday and gave a radio interview during which he addressed this year's Copa America football competition, which his country is to co-host with Argentina, and guaranteed everything will go on as planned.
Colombian former President Álvaro Uribe on Friday urged that police and military have the right to use arms in the context of demonstrations against the tax reform being promoted by the government of Ivan Duque, his political godson. The following reactions included Human Rights groups and political figures pressing Twitter to suspend Uribe’s account, where he posted the message.
The city of Minneapolis on Friday agreed to pay US$27 million to settle a lawsuit by the family of George Floyd over his death in police custody, a case that stirred national protests over racial injustice and police brutality. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in May as Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes
The fatal shooting of a street artist in Chile led to protesters clashing with police in the capital Santiago over the weekend. The events were sparked by the death of a juggler in the southern town of Panguipulli, around 850km south of Santiago.
More than 1,000 demonstrators attacked a Carrefour Brasil supermarket in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre on Friday after security guards beat to death a Black man at the store.
Major powers, including allies, criticized the United States for its human rights record on Monday during a U.N. review, citing the use of the death penalty, police violence against African Americans, and the separation of migrant children from their families.
Philadelphia officials imposed a citywide after-dark curfew on Wednesday, seeking to avert a third night of violence amid protests over the fatal police shooting of a black man wielding a knife and described by family as undergoing a nervous breakdown.
Authorities in Chile have arrested a police officer who allegedly threw a teen-ager from a bridge into a river bed during a protest.