Colombian anti-riot police forces guarded the perimeter of La Modelo prison in Bogota on Monday, after a prison riot on Saturday night killed 23 people.

Footage shows riot police personnel and ambulances in the prison's vicinity and some damage caused by the prison riot. The streets were also seen practically deserted.

According to reports, 13 Colombian prisons reported riots and escape attempts, as prisoners demanded protection against the COVID-19 outbreak, . Bogota's La Modelo prison riot killed 23 inmates and left 83 injured.

Rioters wounded nine members of the National Penitentiary and Prison Institute, one of whom is in a critical condition.

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