Dilan Cruz was a Colombian student who had been injured by police and lost his life when he took part in a protest for better education in Colombia a year ago. Hundreds of people marched in Bogotá to mark the anniversary of his death.
Dilan Cruz was an 18-year-old student in high school in Bogotá. He took part in a protest march to demand better access to education but died two days after he had been hit on the head by a projectile fired by police on 25 November 2019. According to Yeni Yaşam Newspaper, the killing of Dilan Cruz by the police caused outrage across the country. Activists demanded the resignation of President Ivan Duque, stating that the police were heavily armed and used disproportionate force.
Protesters (mostly students) have marched in the capital to highlight the difficulties students have accessing higher education and they continue to demand better conditions for education. The protesters have used the slogan: “No violence”.
One year after Cruz’s death, hundreds of activists took to the streets again to commemorate the 18-year-old boy. In footage shared on social media, activists were seen shouting “murderers” to the politicians.