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Colombia on Fire — Part 3 > CULTURS — lifestyle media for cross-cultural identity

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From April to June 2021, our editor visited Colombia and experienced the extraordinary beauty, abundant culture and rich history beyond the drug legacy often associated with it. During that time, protests engulfed the country on many fronts. Our local photographer, Jhonatan Rodriguez, captured much of the action from the center of protests in Medellin in June. Here is his take. (Check out Part 1 and Part 2.)

Graffiti by protesters on the EXITO supermarket )”Government parasites.” “Super Killers.”):

Graffiti by protesters on the EXITO supermarket. "Government parasites." "Super Killers." (Photo credit: Jhonatan Rodriguez)
(Photo credit: Jhonatan Rodriguez)

March on the streets of Medellin:

March on the streets of Medellin, Colombia (Photo credit: Jhonatan Rodriguez)
(Photo credit: Jhonatan Rodriguez)

Frontline protester in Medellin’s Parque de las Luces with a sign that reads “I am not a vandal”:

Frontline protester in Medellin, Colombia with a sign that reads "I am not a vandal." (Photo credit: Jhonatan Rodriguez)
(Photo credit: Jhonatan Rodriguez)

Frontline protesters in Medellin, ready for battle:

Frontline protester in Medellin, Colombia, ready for battle. (Photo credit: Jhonatan Rodriguez)
(Photo credit: Jhonatan Rodriguez)
Frontline protester in Medellin, Colombia (Photo credit: Jhonatan Rodriguez)
(Photo credit: Jhonatan Rodriguez)

Photojournalist with milk on his face to counter the tear gas:

Photojournalist with milk on his face to counter the tear gas in Medellin, Colombia (Image credit: Jhonatan Rodriguez)
(Photo credit: Jhonatan Rodriguez)

Protest poster that says “I love being anti-Urbista”:

Colombian Protest poster that says "I love being anti-Urbista" (Image credit: Jhonatan Rodriguez)
(Photo credit: Jhonatan Rodriguez)

Protester cutting the cables to public surveillance cameras:

Colombian Protester cutting the cables to public surveillance cameras (Image credit: Jhonatan Rodriguez)
(Photo credit: Jhonatan Rodriguez)

Protester suffering from exposure to tear gas:

Colombian Protester suffering from exposure to tear gas (Image credit: Jhonatan Rodriguez)
(Photo credit: Jhonatan Rodriguez)

Protester with milk on his face to counter the tear gas from security forces:

Colombian ear gas from security forces (Image credit: Jhonatan Rodriguez)
(Photo credit: Jhonatan Rodriguez)

Protester sprays a message on a Medellin, Colombia storefront:

Protester sprays a message on a Medellin, Colombia storefront (Image credit: Jhonatan Rodriguez)
(Photo credit: Jhonatan Rodriguez)



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