Colombia - Repression and fines following taxi drivers’ stoppage

On 23 October 2017, taxi drivers affiliated to the Sindicato Nacional de Taxistas y Conductores del Servicio Público de Transporte (SINALTAX-Bogotá) called a stoppage. The traffic authorities decided, in reprisal, to impose a large number of fines (110 in total) on the taxi drivers who took part in the protest, for blocking the city’s roads. Riot police used disproportionate force on several occasions during the stoppage, trying to disperse the taxi drivers on Avenida de las Américas.

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