2011 has certainly been the year of revolutions & uprisings. From the “Arab Spring” revolutions in Libya, Egypt & Tunisa through to the current wave of “Occupy” protests across all the major financial sectors in most major capital cities and even the recent demonstrations in Greece – everyone is becoming an activist.
You can now add thousands of Colombian students to that list. Students from over 30 public universities hit the streets protesting about proposed reforms in education that they believe will privatize higher education and increases costs for everyone across the board.
But unlike many of the protestors across the world, the students of Colombia have an entirely different take on how to protest, riot and stand-up for the values and principles you believe in.
Here’s 15 photos from their efforts.
Thousands of students from more than 30 public universities took to the streets in Colombia to protest against proposed education reforms they fear will partially privatize higher education.