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What happened to the ESMAD?

The police never dismantled the unit and the ESMAD was given permanent status by controversial former President Alvaro Uribe in 2007.

Is dismantling the ESMAD a guarantee for students right to protest?

The riot police unit’s brutal repression on Friday and the attempted homicide on Saturday make the ESMAD’s dismantling almost a necessary guarantee for the student’s demand for respect for the right to protest. Twenty years after the National Police created the ESMAD, it may have to look for a variant that is not an instrument for tyranny.

When was the ESMAD legalized in Colombia?

It was later legalized by resolution 01363 of April 14, 1999. APC used by the ESMAD in a protest against George W. Bushs visit to Bogotá. The unit is said to be trained on human rights issues however in 2006, it was largely criticized and questioned for some of its actions during the National University of Colombia riots.

What happened to the ESMAD?

The police never dismantled the unit and the ESMAD was given permanent status by controversial former President Alvaro Uribe in 2007.

Did Colombias ESMAD sign its own death warrant?

In Colombia, the ESMAD has long been known for its arbitrary and brutal repression of legitimate protest, but it may have signed its own death warrant in doing so in front of the international press.

Is dismantling the ESMAD a guarantee for students right to protest?

The riot police unit’s brutal repression on Friday and the attempted homicide on Saturday make the ESMAD’s dismantling almost a necessary guarantee for the student’s demand for respect for the right to protest. Twenty years after the National Police created the ESMAD, it may have to look for a variant that is not an instrument for tyranny.

What is ESMAD’s role in the Dilan Cruz case?

The ESMAD’s crackdown on recent protests has again cast the spotlight on its tactics, particularly following the death of Dilan Cruz. The 18-year-old student was killed after ESMAD agents shot him in the head with a bean bag projectile as he ran away from them on 23 November.

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