Police attack six journalists in protests in Colombia, according to FLIP

  • Source: FLIP
  • September 11, 2020

“The Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP) denounced the illegal detention, the physical aggressions and obstruction of journalists work that happened on Sept. 9. Unlike other protests, on Sept. 9, National Day of Human Rights, all the cases were attributed to the National Police.


On Wednesday Sept. 9, 2020, protesters took to the streets of Bogota to protest the killing of Javier Ordoñez, a lawyer, the night prior in the middle of a National Police procedure. Ordoñez was hit repeatedly with an electric shock weapon known as a taser. During the demonstrations that took place in front of more than 50 Commands for Immediate Action (CAI) in the city, six journalists were attacked by members of the Police. FLIP reported one illegal detention, two obstructions and three physical aggression."


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