At least 26 people were injured after an explosion near a bullring in the South American city of Bogota, Colombia. Police officers, who were prepping for anti-bullfighting protests in the country’s capital on Sunday (February 19), made up a majority of the victims. No one was killed, reports Reuters.
“The national police rejects and condemns these acts of barbarism that affect the integrity of our police and other citizens, as well as the tranquility and coexistence of the country’s capital,” the police said in statement.
Citizens have gathered en masse weekly to protest bullfighting in Bogota, which resumed last month for the first time in four years when the ban was lifted by the constitutional court—prompting weekly clashes with law enforcement and animal rights activists.
The cause of the blast is still unknown.