Authorities impose curfew in capital of Colombia, deploy 20k police against protesters | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Authorities impose curfew in capital of Colombia, deploy 20k police against protesters

Colombian President Iván Duque instructed the authorities in Bogota to impose an overnight curfew on the entire Colombian capital, as 20,000 uniformed police were deployed to “establish order” amid anti-government protests.
“What we are facing is not a march,” said Bogota Mayor Enrique Peñalosa, announcing the measure on Friday evening, describing the protesters as a small number of “criminals, vandals, looting, stealing and wanting to practically end our city.”

Initially, the curfew was to apply only to Bosa, Kennedy and Ciudad Bolivar – three districts on the south side of the capital, whose residents are primarily poor and working-class Bogotans. The decision to lock them down was made after violence erupted on the sidelines of mass protests against the government’s austerity policies.

Over 200,000 people rallied in Bogota on Thursday. Another 20,000 rallied in Cali, prompting local authorities to impose a curfew there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF these protestors were"... a small number of “criminals, vandals, looting, stealing and wanting to practically end our city.”, why did Colombian President Iván Duque greenlight the presence of 20,000 police?!?

Sorry, but the numbers and description of those protesting, just doesn't jibe with a call for 20,000 police on the street.

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