Colombia’s anti-government protests are drawing tens if not hundreds of thousands of people throughout the country in what seems to be a colorful and loud national celebration.
Bogota’s marches were led mainly by students, who have been protesting for weeks.
— Hanso El Artista (@DonHanso) November 21, 2019
In Medellin, the fan clubs of rival teams Atletico Nacional and Independiente Medellin partied together.
— Noticias Caracol (@NCAntioquia) November 21, 2019
Cali is, Cali
— Der Calo (@Der_Calo) November 21, 2019
In Barranquilla, a carnival-like crowd chanted “Uribe, paramilitary, the people are fed up.”
— La Silla Vacía (@lasillaenvivo) November 21, 2019
Public transport in Bucaramanga was shut down.
Atento: Manifestantes que se encontraban en plantón en el sector de la Puerta del Sol, en #Bucaramanga, comenzaron a marchar por la carrera 15
— Vanguardia (@vanguardiacom) November 21, 2019
“What a fucking heat” people were chanting in Popayan, “But not as much of a fucker as the president.”
Something went wrong with the sound in Santa Marta
— Kev Soto (@Kevinkun09) November 21, 2019
Also the central Colombian town of Villavicencio was loudly celebrating its right to protest.
#AsiVaElParo en Villavicencio
Miles de ciudadanos emberracados con este gobierno, estudiantes, trabajadores y sectores político y sociales rechazando el paquetazo neoliberal de Duque pic.twitter.com/YM0GUImR2z
— Jonatan Smith Duarte (@jsmithdu) November 21, 2019
People in Neiva were treated with anti-government street entertainment.
— ana maría ? (@anamrgg) November 21, 2019
More carnival in the southwestern city of Pasto.
— ?Mechicandela?✊?? (@EvelynMuA) November 21, 2019
San Jose del Caguan
People in the long-neglected city of San Jose del Caguan demanded healthcare and education.
— ONU Derechos Humanos Colombia (@ONUHumanRights) November 21, 2019
“Where is the money? They stole it! And who stole it? Uribe’s puppet!”
— colombiAn? (@CicelimM) November 21, 2019
“Yes, we can!” the girl chants.
— SofiDi. (@Nadie_e_e) November 21, 2019