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Curfew Imposed in Colombia's Bogota Amid Unrest

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Sat, 23 Nov 2019 00:39 GMT

Mayor of Colombia's Bogota on Friday November 22nd ordered a curfew for the capital in light of anti-regime mass protests, followed by acts of sporadic looting and clashes, AFP reported.

"From 8:00 pm (0100 GMT Saturday) the curfew will go into effect in the neighborhoods of Bosa, Cuidad Bolivar and Kennedy. From 9:00 pm, the curfew extends to the rest of the city. The curfews end at 6:00 am Saturday," Penalosa said earlier, but then announced extending the curfew for the whole city.

Thousands of Colombians have gathered in Bogota against President Ivan Duque's government over corruption, the murder of human rights activists and alleged economic reforms, Reuters reported.

Three people were killed on Thursday in light of protests which have witnessed the participation of over 250,000 persons.