Colombia: Rocks, fire and rage as Bogota student protests turn violent

Fierce clashes erupted between student protesters and police forces in Bogota on Tuesday, after some 500 students from the Pedagogical University of Bogota held a large rally, reportedly attacking the headquarters of the Centro Democratico (Democratic Centre) party. The attack prompted a massive response from police forces, deploying water cannons against protesters, who retaliated by throwing... Еще rocks at police vehicles and setting tyres afire. In its turn, the Democratic Centre took to Twitter to condemn the attack on their offices, demanding security for all of its candidates. Candidate Jose Uscategui, whose campaign office was attacked, expressed concern that this comes as «a retaliation for the challenges against the FARC.»

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