Forwarded from Anthony (demos)

Louis Proyect lnp3 at
Fri Mar 28 10:54:04 MST 2003

Yesterday and today there were antiwar deomnstrations
here in Bogota. Yesterdays demo had about 5,000 people
(the newspaper says 3,000). It marched to within
shouting range of the US embassy (a fortress like
building a few miles away from downtown and nowhere
near the other embassies, but not too far fromt he
National University). At the embassy someone in the
crowd threw 'explosive potatoes' toward the embassy,
despite efforts by march leaders to keep the demo
orderly and avoid provocations. 250 riot police then
dispersed the demo with tear gas. The demo today is
organized by University students, and is happening as
I write in another part of town.


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