At least 11 dead as protests over police violence continue in Colombia
14 September 2020 | 11:00 am
At least 11 people have died and hundreds more have been left injured as protests continue across Colombia over the death of a man repeatedly tasered by police. Demonstrators first took to the streets of the capital Bogota on Wednesday after video emerged of attorney Javier Ordonez pleading with uniformed officers, who shocked him with the weapon at least five times as he lay on the ground.
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