Death of Attorney by Police in Colombia Sparks Protests Leaving at Least Seven Dead

Javier Ordóñez was a victim of excessive use of force, in an incident that recalls the death of African-American George Floyd. Conflicts between protesters and police lead to chaos in the Colombian capital.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The death of Javier Ordóñez, a 43-year-old attorney, who was subjected to ceaseless electric shocks with a taser-type gun while in police custody on a street in Bogotá in the early hours of Wednesday, rekindled the debate over the excessive use of force and brutality by the Colombian police, and sparked protests against police violence, leaving at least seven dead.

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