One dead and 40 injured, violent protests shake Colombian city Popayán

The protests in that city were unleashed after the death of a minor who denounced groping and sexual abuse in a police station in the city where she was held.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Violence raged Friday and early Saturday morning in the Colombian city of Popayán, capital of the troubled Department of Cauca (southwest), where a police stun grenade reportedly killed a young man, and at least 40 people were injured.

"We reject the violent death of Sebastián Quintero Munera, a student of Computer Engineering at the Institución Universitaria Colegio Mayor del Cauca," said the Mayor's Office of Popayán in a statement, in which it confirmed the number of victims and called for "an end to the violence we are experiencing today."

The protests . . .

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