Police Shoot and Kill a University Student in Colombia During a Protest Against the U.S. War in Afghanistan; WTO Protest, Cont'd

November 09, 2001

A medical student from the National University in Colombia was shot and killed in Bogota on Wednesday. Carlos Geovanny Blanco Leguzamo was killed during protests against U.S.-led bombings in Afghanistan and budget cuts at the university. According to the Associated Press, the University Vice President said the shot came from where the police were standing. The killing has gone practically unnoticed in the U.S. media. The U.S. is supporting Colombia with$1.3 billion in mostly military aid.


  • "PABLO", (not his real name) a university student who arrived at National University moments aftershooting, and a member of a student anti-globalization group.
  • Ignatio Gomez, Colombian journalist. He was a visiting fellow at Harvard University last year.
  • Mike Menser, No More Walls Coalition Against the WTO in New York.