We came across this Spanish term for the first time, thanks to Mike’s Bogota Blog.
An ‘encapuchado’ is a ‘hooded person’. Mike’s blog entry is chiefly an investigation in the farmer’s plight and why they feel hard done by. At the end of his report, however, he writes that yesterdays’ protests turned violent probably because the ‘hoodies’ took the initiative in attacking the police.
We cannot, of course, verify this for a fact until we come across witness reports, but there is a good range of pictures showing the demonstrations that makes Mike’s Bogota blog worth a look-see.
Mike writes that: ‘One policeman was seriously injured by a rock blow to his head,’ What we also think is important to report, if it is known, is how many demonstrators were injured or hurt by the actions of the riot police? Our tagged reports give some figures there.
- Rioting breaks out in Colombia’s capital as president acknowledges ‘a storm’ is battering farm sector (vancouversun.com)
- At least 20 injured as police, protesters clash in Colombian capital (nzweek.com)