Nico Udu-Gama, a member of “Colation Adios Uribe” as well as the Non-Governmental Organization SOS Watch, was attending the comparative politics class in which Uribe was speaking. According to reports, he began to shout insults at the former president and was then arrested by police.
Coalition Adios Uribe has staged protests across the Georgetown University campus outside classes in which Uribe is speaking, condemning Uribe’s human rights record in his eight years as Colombian president.
Uribe’s position as an invited professor at the university has drawn much criticism and protest from students and NGOs. Protesters argue that Uribe’s appointment as a “distinguished scholar in the practice of global leadership” at the Georgetown’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service that the former leader does not represent the ideals promoted by the school.