Tens of thousands of students took to the street in Colombia to stop the introduction of a bill that they claim would privatize third-level education. Wednesday’s march marked the beginning of indefinite staff and student strikes across universities nationwide. In Bogota, which saw the largest rallies, one protester who reportedly carried explosives was killed and another two injured in clashes with police.
Public sector workers and university students have hit the streets of Colombia to express their dissatisfaction: on October 7, workers called for a national strike due to the possible approval of several decrees that would change wo... Read Post
Colombian university students are still on strike in protest of a reform to Law 30. They argue the reform will privatize public universities, and emphasize they will not start classes until the bill is withdrawn from Congress. Netiz... Read Post
Mike shares pictures of the October 12 student protests in Bogota: “Striking university students have got classes suspended at many of the public universities and vow to stay on strike until the government gives up on a proposed uni... Read Post