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Fri May 7, 2021, 06:56 PM

Almost 380 of Colombia's anti-government protesters 'disappeared' in past week

by Adriaan Alsema May 7, 2021

The missing persons unit of Colombia’s transitional justice system raised the alarm on Thursday that 379 participants in anti-government protests of the past week have gone missing.

The Missing Persons Search Unit that is part of a transitional justice system came to the alarmingly high number after cross-referencing the databases of some 26 organizations.

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Vivanco also released a video of a tank shooting projectiles at protests and demanded explanations of Defense Minister Diego Molano.

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According to human rights NGO Temblores, almost 100 people have been injured by police bullets, 234 were allegedly assaulted by police, more than 900 people were arrested illegally and 11 women were sexually assaulted by police since the protests began.


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