Colombia Is Rising Up
Peter Sobat, 2 years ago 0 1 min read
Today marks one month of large-scale protests across Colombia, an uprising without a clear precedent in the South American country’s history. It started with a national strike in April protesting a tax reform bill, but it soon became an entrenched mass movement against poverty, inequality, and state violence, fueled by poor urban youths who do battle directly with the police. According to human rights groups, more than 40 people have been killed by security forces, and the upheaval has turned into a genuine crisis of legitimacy for a historically unpopular government. VICE News spent time on the front lines of the unrest.
Peter Sobat is the owner/creator of Blurred Culture. Peter holds a MFA in Digital Technology and has worked in media for the past 15 years. He is the creator of several viral hits such as "The SmokeBox" , "The Devin The Dude Show" and "Live with Steve Lobel".