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Calls for calm as Colombia deploys ‘excessive force’ against protesters

The international community decried what the UN described as an “excessive use of force” by security officers in Colombia after numerous deaths during days of anti-government protests.The United Nations, United States, European Union and rights bodies joined a chorus of criticism after official data showed 19 people were killed and 846 injured in running clashes with the security forces.Colombia’s human rights ombudsman – a state agency independent from the government – said 89 people were…The international community decried what the UN described as an “excessive use of force” by security officers in Colombia after numerous deaths during days of anti-government protests.The United Nations, United States, European Union and rights bodies joined a chorus of criticism after official data showed 19 people were killed and 846 injured in running clashes with the security forces.Colombia’s human rights ombudsman – a state agency independent from the government – said 89 people were…Read MoreSouth China Morning Post