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  • Police killing of lawyer who allegedly violated coronavirus social distancing rules sparks riots across Colombia that leave seven dead

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/...145448749.html
    Police killing sparks riots across Colombia that leave seven dead

    Video of the police abuse went viral sparking unrest across the country with more than 150 civilians and police injured.
    by Steven Grattan 6 hours ago
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    Javier Humberto Ordonez, a 46-year-old lawyer and father of two was allegedly violating coronavirus social distancing rules when he became involved in an altercation with police in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

    In a video posted on social media by friends who were with him, Ordonez can be heard shouting, "please, no more, I'm suffocating" as two police officers continued to restrain him with their knees on his back and repeatedly tasing him. Ordonez was taken into police custody early on Wednesday where family members have alleged he faced more police abuse. He died in hospital soon after...
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