Opinion

Between streets and struggles: contrasting protests and social mobilisation in Colombia and the UK

Published on 1 September 2023

Amy Baquero, current IDS student
Eva Vargas Diaz, current IDS student

Protests and social mobilisations are key in democracies like Colombia and UK, but how do experiences differ during strikes?

In this blog, IDS students Amy Baquero and Eva Vargas Diaz explore the use of violence and unionisation in Colombia and UK.

This is one of a series of blogs supported by the IDS Alumni Office and written by current IDS students and PhD researchers from the current academic year. Click below to read the full blog.

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The photo on the leftr depicts a bicycle with a banner that translates to "Not civilian, not military, not guerrilla, not one more death.” The photo on the right is of a peaceful protest in Colombia in 2019.
The banner on the left translates to “Not civilian, not military, not guerrilla, not one more death.” In Colombia people tend to use art, dancing, music, and cultural pieces to express their voices in mobilisations.
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