In 2021, Colombia went through a major national strike, with people unhappy with the government of the time, the mismanagement of the pandemic, the tax reform they wanted to implement, as well as the healthcare reform and inequality being some of the reasons why Colombians were in the streets demanding changes. However, in some cities of the country, such as Cali, the situation became much more tense, with several important barricade points being set up to pressure the government. The government responded by ordering the police to shoot to kill to unblock the roads, and as a result, in just a month and a half of the national strike, there were approximately 70 deaths in Colombia at the hands of the police, with more than 40 in Cali alone. Almost all of the victims were young people between 17 and 25 years old, who were generally the ones who went out to protest.