Dancing OAP Becomes Symbol Of Colombias Protests

This is the moment a sweet old lady steals the show by dancing during a protest in the Colombian capital against president Ivan Duque.

The incident was filmed on 72 Street in the central Colombian capital Bogota during the country’s third national strike in two weeks, and the footage was shared on Twitter by netizen ‘Leocastro85’ where it has been viewed 110,000 times.

Citizens are piling the pressure on President Ivan Duque’s government following a series of proposed tax reforms and pension cuts, according to reports.

Video Credit: CEN/@leocastro85

During the national strike in Bogota, a sweet old lady was filmed dancing with a percussion group known as a ‘batucada’.

The video was accompanied by the message: “This lady gives us hope.”

In the footage, the elderly woman is seen bopping among the percussionists and dancers as they carry out their musical protest.

Credit: CEN/@leocastro85
The woman dancing during the protest

Netizen ‘Claraluna5200’ said: “She is the people, she is all of us.”

‘BellAsck’ commented: “When I grow old, I want to be like her. Going out to fight the system that gives privilege to so few while ignoring the rest of us.”

‘Chechomans’ added: “What a beautiful thing, I love her rebellious streak!”

The incident occurred during Colombia’s third national strike in two weeks against President Duque’s proposed tax reforms and pension cuts, according to local media.

Since the protests began, four people have reportedly been killed in related incidents.


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Story By: Ana LacasaSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Central European News


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