It’s common to witness a protest in Latin America, especially Colombia as seen on this HD Travel Video from Jason and Aracely of TwoBackpackers.com. In Short Clip 2, we capture riot police shooting tear gas at bus operators and owners in the city of Cali. Enjoy the show!
While walking the streets of Cali, Colombia, Aracely and Jason of TwoBackpackers.com noticed significant traffic jams through the city. We discovered that bus operators were protesting by blocking the major 4 lane road through the city. Out of curiosity and the opportunity to capture some great video we joined the crowd. Soon we were running through a park filled with tear gas.
We had never before experienced tear gas, but we quickly learned it burns. And you don’t have to be in the actual smoke area to feel the burn.
Protests were quite common in Colombia’s cities as the government cracks down on excessive numbers of street vendors and disorganized non-city run buses. New government laws and ordinances will cause pain for those that will lose their business. Regarding our time spent in Colombia, we feel these new laws are necessary to bring more order and efficiency to the cities.