This Friday, the Government Secretariat of Bogotá reported through a statement on its verified Twitter account that violent protests have taken place at dawn in the Portal of the Americas area.
The secretariat said that representatives of the Mayor’s Office tried through dialogue to de-escalate tensions in the area, but it was not possible and several people have been throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at the Portal of the Americas.
After several attempts at dialogue to prevent vandalism, for the second consecutive night, infiltrators throw stones and Molotov cocktails at the Supercade Portal Américas; a space that day by day benefits thousands of people from the south west of the city. The Esmad intervenes. pic.twitter.com/5x1PVmT13i
– Government Secretariat (@GobiernoBTA) May 28, 2021
The riot police, Esmad, has had to intervene in the area to reestablish public order and prevent damage to the Transmilenio bus station.
So far, the authorities do not report injuries or deaths or people arrested in the framework of these protests early Friday.