Global calls for calm as Colombia deploys ‘excessive force’

Demonstrators clash with riot outside Colombian President Ivan Duque’s house in Bogota on May 1, 2021

The international community on Tuesday decried what the UN described as an “excessive use of force” by security officers in Colombia after numerous deaths during days of anti-government protests.

Amnesty International called Tuesday for an “end to repression of protests and the militarization of cities.”

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