The protest, involving at least 100 students of the Universidad Distrital, blocked Avenida Circunvalar, close to Calle 28, a roadway in the north of the capital city. Students were protesting reform measures being passed on Colombia’s higher education systems.
Police officers realized Thursday that protesters had stolen nine .38 caliber revolvers from private security staff working for the university during the riot.
At the protest site, students have been fighting with stones and potato bombs. In response, anti-riot police have been trying to control the protesters using stun guns, tear gas, and water canons.
At the height of the madness, an anti-riot police officer was wounded in the arm by an explosive device thrown at members of the police force.