‘We are hungry’ | Protesters oppose lockdown of Bogota

Thousands protested in Plaza Bolivar in #Bogota on Tuesday as locals were angered by the short notice they were given to prepare for a #lockdown to combat #COVID19.

Chants of “we are hungry” can be heard before some locals took to looting stores.

The lockdown in Colombia is planned to last for 19 days. Many of those protesting live on the daily salary they make and fear hunger due to lack of income during the quarantine.

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