‘Egregious’ police abuse against Colombian protesters: Report

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    Demonstrations have been held in Colombia’s capital after protest leaders called on people to “Take Over Bogota”.

    What started as anger over proposed tax reform has turned into weeks of unrest against inequality.

    And a new report by Human Rights Watch is criticising the police response, after at least 20 protesters were killed.

    Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports from Bogota, Colombia.

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    In This Story: Colombia

    Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a transcontinental country largely in the north of South America, with territories in North America. Colombia is bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, the northwest by Panama, the south by Ecuador and Peru, the east by Venezuela, the southeast by Brazil, and the west by the Pacific Ocean.

    The capital is Bogotá, the country’s largest city. With over 50 million inhabitants Colombia is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse countries in the world. The Republic of Colombia was declared in 1886. Panama seceded in 1903.

    Colombia’s territory encompasses Amazon rainforest, highlands, grasslands, and deserts, and it is the only country in South America with coastlines and islands along both the Atlantic and Pacific.

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