Until late at night on Friday in some sectors of the town of Suba, in the northwest of the Colombian capital, the inhabitants recorded on video clashes between citizens and the police, after the demonstrations on the second day of the National Strike against the tax reform and the government of President Iván Duque.
In some residential complexes, as well as in neighborhoods, the people reported how tear gas reached the homes in the clashes with the authorities, so there was quite a bit of uneasiness for those who were at home.
There were also some cases of alleged police abuse in which protesters were beaten by uniformed officers. This happened to a man who, on the street in a neighborhood in the area, apparently received attacks from several motorcycle patrollers, despite the fact that he was on the floor.
But also there were groups of citizens who confronted the authorities with stones and other blunt objects, who in turn responded with stun grenades and more tear gas to disperse the protesters.
Meanwhile Mayor Claudia López blamed former President Álvaro Uribe Vélez for irresponsibly provoking, through his Twitter account, new clashes when expressing that it should be supported, what he pointed out, the right of the Public Force to use their weapons to defend people, property from vandalism.
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