The general strike is a form of struggle that has become more relevant in Latin America and it has been summoned for in Colombia on Nov. 21. The meme reads, "Latin America raises a general strike. Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti, Chile, Bolivia. Workers, farmers, all the people to power."
But this was not the only police operation registered in Bogota, a city where there were at least 27 raids backed by an order from the Prosecutor's Office.
On Tuesday facilities of social organizations such as City in Movement, Pure Poisson, Pyrotechnics, Antioquia Teachers' Union, Anarchist Student Group, and Degenero were also raided.
During the Nov. 21 nationwide strike, Colombian students, farmers and workers will reject initiatives such as the proposal to reduce the salary of young people up to 75 percent of the minimum wage, plans to eliminate public contributions to the pension system, attempts to privatize companies such as Ecopetrol, the murder of social leaders and the breach of the peace agreements.
"Instead of remaining as a protest that seeks satisfaction of specific demands, this will end up becoming a strike against the government," Los Andes University professor Sandra Borda told BBC.
“This could become something very similar to what happened in Chile, where the protest began for the price of the subway ticket but ended up adding a number of social sectors that, for various reasons, are not happy with the government's performance."
Given that possibility, Colombia's immigration authorities on Wednesday informed that all land and river international border crossings will remain closed until 5:00 am on Friday, Nov. 22.
Through this decision they seek to "guarantee normalcy" during the marches and protests that will take place in different regions of the country on Thursday.