Night of chaos in Bogotá includes setting fire to police posts with officers inside

In the face of the overflowing violence, mayor López asked the Minister of Defense, Diego Molano, that the armed forces "help guard" the police detention centers where 2,825 people are being held

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A mob set fire to a police station in Bogotá on Tuesday, May 4, with between 10 and 15 officers inside - who managed to escape the flames - and at least 15 other police posts were targeted by vandals in actions the city's mayor, Claudia López, described as "brutal".

"The 22 human rights commissions we activated have been preventing and protecting abuses to citizens, but tonight's violent escalation is brutal," the mayor said on Twitter.

Referring to the 15 police officers, López said the vandals "tried to burn them alive" at the Immediate . . .

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