A demonstrator rides a bike at a barricade set on fire during clashes with riot police in Bogota on Thursday. Photo: AFP
A demonstrator rides a bike at a barricade set on fire during clashes with riot police in Bogota on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Colombian capital Bogota explodes in anti-police riots after tasered man dies

  • In clip reminiscent of George Floyd video that sparked protests worldwide, lawyer Javier Ordonez is heard begging for mercy as officers repeatedly taser him
  • Seven killed in demonstrations overnight, with more than 20 police stations torched, buses destroyed and banks attacked

A demonstrator rides a bike at a barricade set on fire during clashes with riot police in Bogota on Thursday. Photo: AFP
A demonstrator rides a bike at a barricade set on fire during clashes with riot police in Bogota on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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