Bikers protest male passenger ban
A demonstration to protest the measure banning male motorcycle passengers developed normally and ended with a gathering in the La Alpujarra Administrative Center, where participants asked governmental authorities to respect their rights.
With the slogan “We are not criminals”, demonstrators expressed their disapproval of the measure.
Official data indicates that 15 percent of violent deaths in 2012 involved motorcycles, as did 16 percent of personal theft, 25 percent of motorcycle theft and 50 percent of car theft.
The measure was initially applied for two months right befoe the holidays and was later extended thru July and approved by the mayors of the Aburrá Valley; authorities say it has contributed to a significant reduction in criminal activity. The restriction applies between 8:00 a.m. and midnight.