Three police officers suspended after attacking journalists covering protests in Bogotá

  • Source: DW
  • June 30, 2021

"Three agents of the Mobile Anti-Riot Squad (Esmad, for its acronym in Spanish) of the Colombian Police were suspended from their positions for attacking two journalists and a young man this Tuesday (06.29.2021) during a protest in Bogotá, authorities reported.

The attack went viral on social networks thanks to a video where three riot police officers are seen beating a young man on the ground, recorded by a journalist who was also attacked. Colombian President Iván Duque referred to the case on social networks."

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