1. Pall bearers taking Javier Ordoñez's casket out of a vehicle and carrying it inside a church for his funeral
2. Ordoñez's casket being carried down the aisle of the church
3. One woman consoling another seated woman who is crying inside the church
4. Ordoñez's casket in front of the church altar for the funeral
5. Various of Ordoñez's family and friends attending his funeral
6. Female friends of Ordoñez attending his funeral
7. Various of Ordoñez's casket being carried out of the church and placed into a waiting vehicle
8. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Elvira Ordoñez, aunt of the deceased Javier Ordoñez:
"He was the most beautiful thing in the world. He loved everyone and everyone loved him. I ask for peace and I ask that this serves to change some of the laws which are poorly made, that we modify something, so that this serves as a teaching tool of something that happened, and that it does not happen again."
9. Exterior of the church with the vehicle carrying Ordoñez's casket in front
Family and a few friends of lawyer Javier Ordoñez gathered at a church in Bogota Wednesday to offer their last goodbyes to this man who died one week ago at the hands of Colombian police.
Violent clashes erupted for days in Colombia's capital following his death while in police custody, with angry citizens setting fire to city buses, vandalizing police stations and squaring off with officers in confrontations that killed over a dozen people.
The conflict exploded when a video showing two officers holding down 43-year-old Ordoñez being tasered as he begged them to stop began circulating on social media and highlighted long simmering tensions over excessive use of force by police.
Thirteen protesters have died in confrontations with police this past week and more than 50 police stations have been damaged and almost 200 civilians injured.
The dead were mostly young people. The youngest was 17.
According to officials, Ordóñez was taken to a police station and later to a hospital, where he arrived without vital signs.
As word of his death got out, citizens took the streets, defying government orders to avoid conglomerations because of the pandemic. Several streets were left with piles of ash and rubble.
Authorities promised a thorough investigation, though relatives expressed skepticism that they would see justice in a country with high levels of impunity.
Colombia is emerging from a five-month lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
Millions have lost their jobs, nearly 700,000 have been infected by the virus and over 22,000 people have died from COVID-19.
Authorities asked citizens to cease acts of violence and vandalism.