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Deadly protests in Colombia after police killing

By AFP
11 September 2020   |   2:19 pm
Violent protests and riots rock Bogota following the death of a man who was repeatedly tasered by police. Demonstrators took to the streets of the Colombian capital on Wednesday after video emerged of Javier Ordonez pleading with uniformed officers, who shocked him with the weapon at least five times as he lay on the ground. Five people have died in the demonstrations.

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