25N: Peaceful day ended in clashes

To the rhythm of batucadas, the marches advanced from the early hours of the morning. The Colombian Federation of Education Workers (FECODE), the Central Unitaria de los Trabajadores (CUT), and indigenous communities toThey marched from different parts of the city to meet in the Plaza de Bolívar.

In the afternoon, feminist groups gathered at the Ciudad Jardín Park to commemorate the international day for the elimination of violence against women and continue to a candlelight and a concert in the city center.

For its part, Transmilenio reported that during today’s demonstrations in In the afternoon, 6 stations such as Policarpa, Ciudad Jardín and Avenida Primera de Mayo had to be closed due to the blockade. It also reported that of the 139 trunk stations that the system has, the San Bernardo station suffered damages and of the 2,734 trunk buses, three buses were vandalized.

Although the day progressed with some mobility complications, everything was passing peacefully, until inhabitants of the town of Usme reported vandalism.

The residents of the Yomasa and Santa Librada sectors reported clashes between hooded men and the public force, which caused Transmilenio to stop operating in that sector. In video, hundreds of people could be seen returning to their homes on foot, because the feeder routes of the Usme Portal that usually travel through Yomasa, were diverted by Av. Boyacá.

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