Colombia: Protesters march through Bogota as fury over raped minor mounts

Dozens of people took to the streets of southern Bogota on Saturday to condemn femicide, following the confession of seven army soldiers over the rape of a 13-year-old indigenous girl. The outraged demonstrators could be seen waving banners and chanting slogans denouncing violent crimes against women in the country. A large sum of police officers in riot gear, as well as soldiers, could also be seen present at the protest, where a small number of police detentions were reported. At least 110 femicides have been reported in Colombia this year, with around 50 occurring during lockdown, which began in March. Last Thursday, the soldiers involved in the crime accepted the charges brought against them by the Prosecutor's Office for the crime of sexual abuse with minors under 14 years of age. The soldiers have been told they could be facing between 16 and 30 years in prison.

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