Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Bogota protests violence against women

March women

Sparked by the brutal rape and murder of a woman in Bogota’s central park, hundreds of people took to the streets in Colombia’s capital Sunday to protest violence against women.

Among the protesters were prominent politicians like Bogtoa mayor Gustavo Petro and former Senator Piedad Cordoba.

The march was sparked by the rape and fatal beating and stabbing of a street vendor in the city’s National Park.

The civilian initiative received support on social media networks where people from other Colombian cities expressed their support under #NiUnaMas.