In the hours after pro-Trump extremists stormed the US Capitol building on Wednesday, world leaders condemned the chaos and violence that erupted as Trump loyalists attempted to overturn Nov. 3 US presidential election results won by Joe Biden.
Unions, students and ethnic groups have been protesting for weeks in Bogotá over President Ivan Duque's social and economic policies. In this photo essay, see the demonstrators joined by Colombia’s Indigenous Guard as they mark a third national strike with marches, chants and dancing to demand their rights.
The banging of pots, pans, forks, spatulas, whatever was at hand, began in a small neighborhood in Bogotá and quickly spread like wildfire. The phenomenon grew to define the anti-government protests in Colombia, and sent a unified message: We will not be silenced.
Colombia elected a new president Sunday. Iván Duque will take office in August, but he faces significant challenges in his quest to toughen a peace accord between the government and Marxist rebels signed two years ago.
The story you just read is freely available and accessible to everyone because readers like you support The World financially.
Thank you all for helping us reach our goal of 1,000 donors. We couldn’t have done it without your support. Your donation directly supported the critical reporting you rely on, the consistent reporting you believe in, and the deep reporting you want to ensure survives.