Protests for life / Photography and Song (APART initiative)

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"It may take many years and perhaps some blood must be shed, but justice must one day prevail. Bob Marley.

I begin this publication with that forceful phrase, contextualized at this precise moment and I believe that it will remain in force for a long time to come. Reality tells us that there are difficult times, very difficult times, and that it lends itself to abuse.

The image that follows is of a police station, or rather, what was left of it after the community attacked it. You ask yourself why?, keep reading, I will explain it to you later.


Image of my autorship / Taken with my Huawei Y5 phone

Many know that I am Venezuelan, currently living in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. Recently something happened that has gone to other limits, it has become very violent demonstrations that have produced the destruction of many police stations.

What happened was that recently two police officers brutally attacked a citizen, who was in a state of drunkenness in the street, everything was recorded, and it is evident that there was abuse of authority, not only at the time of the arrest, but they handcuffed him, placed his wife, he was beaten in front of other citizens who came to support, They gave him 12 tazer shocks (electric gun), took him on foot to the police station, and then a few hours later he was taken to the hospital with multiple trauma and no vital signs, that is, he was beaten so badly that he was killed, just like that.

My profession is not sociology or psychology, but it is related to the area of health, so I dare say that the people are really tired of these abuses, and what is most unworthy was that despite that first day of protests, which were very violent, the authorities reported that the officials had been put to do "office work", something that is common in the face of similar events, which are frequent.


Destruction of police stationSource

But the current conditions were different, it was all recorded, the murdered citizen was a lawyer, so it was not so easy for them to go unpunished, after so many years of oppression by the authorities, there is now an additional ingredient, social frustration for everything that has happened this year, very hard it has been for society, then, on top of that to have to endure this clear type of violation of human rights?it is not logical, or yes?

I am not justifying violence from any side, because in reality violence ends up unleashing more violence, but people get tired, and the people rise up.

But enough of the bad news, because it is not good to start the day with it, but unfortunately it is part of our reality, and we have to assume it and take care of it. Come on, there is a song that I particularly like, and who doesn't? It's Bob, please... literally a protest anthem that is becoming more and more popular:

Bob Marley - Get Up Stand Up Live In Dortmund, Germany)

Get up, stand up-Lirycs

Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up: don't give up the fight!

Preacherman, dont tell me,
Heaven is under the earth.
I know you dont know
What life is really worth.
Its not all that glitters is gold;
alf the story has never been told:
So now you see the light, eh!
Stand up for your rights. come on!

Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up: dont give up the fight!
Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up: dont give up the fight!

Most people think,
Great God will come from the skies,
Take away everything
And make everybody feel high.
But if you know what life is worth,
You will look for yours on earth:
And now you see the light,
You stand up for your rights. jah!

Get up, stand up! (jah, jah!)
Stand up for your rights! (oh-hoo!)
Get up, stand up! (get up, stand up!)
Dont give up the fight! (life is your right!)
Get up, stand up! (so we cant give up the fight!)
Stand up for your rights! (lord, lord!)
Get up, stand up! (keep on struggling on!)
Dont give up the fight! (yeah!)

We sick an tired of-a your ism-skism game -
Dying and going to heaven in-a jesus name, lord.
We know when we understand:
Almighty God is a living man.
You can fool some people sometimes,
But you cant fool all the people all the time.
So now we see the light (what you gonna do? ),
We gonna stand up for our rights! (yeah, yeah, yeah!)

So you better:
Get up, stand up! (in the morning! get it up!)
Stand up for your rights! (stand up for our rights!)
Get up, stand up!
Dont give up the fight! (don't give it up, don't give it up!)
Get up, stand up! (get up, stand up!)
Stand up for your rights! (get up, stand up!)
Get up, stand up! ( ... )
Dont give up the fight! (get up, stand up!)
Get up, stand up! ( ... )
Stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up!
Dont give up the fight!


In the community of REGGAEJAHM there is a dynamic that serves very well for all those who like photography, you do not need to be a professional in this area to share good photos, this dynamic is #APART A Picture & A Reggae Tune, created by @dmilliz.

What is it?

It's very simple, some image that makes you think of a specific reggae song, that somehow you can relate it, ready, you have a publication ready to share with an original image and a song by an artist of your interest.

How to participate?

"You can take part in #APART anytime.
Be sure to use #APART
Post your APART content in the Reggaejahm community or on
Tell your friends who love photography and Reggae Music about it.
Have fun and let's get JAHMIN."Source


I authorize the use of this banner to everyone who wants to do it.

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@josevas217, Life is becoming Hell. If human beings want they can turn this hell situation into the Heaven. Stay blessed.

Hi @chireerocks
Yes, in the end everything in determined by a few, unfortunately.
Let's hope that one day everything Will get better.
Thank you for comment.


I had no idea this was taking place in Columbia. It seems "everywhere is war". People are frustrated and fed up globally it seems. These men on the front line need to be more responsible, but at the sometime I'd never want to be a police officer. It is one of the toughest and most stressing jobs out there. Bob songs last the test of time and motivate is even today. His message is a powerful that we should live by. Thanks for the informative APART post man. Lets hope things settle down in the world soon. So much to be grateful for, so much to lose.

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Yes @dmilliz, the world in general is really frustrated and not very comfortable with those above.
We have to take care of ourselves more and more, and of different things, social, diseases, wars, so many things in which some humans spend time when we could be much better, from the humanity.
It's complicated, but we have to keep ourselves safe.
Let time continue to show that Bob had a great truth exposed in his songs.

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It seems that the whole world is in turmoil. Some place worse than others. And for what? It's usually all because a few top percenters have power and wish to stay in power. The system we are all in is corrupt and flawed. And some are brainwashed into it. Why else would a government official beat a man to death without any added value for him or the victim. Why would that person blindly follow orders from those in power. Because the system tells him to.

The song is very appropriate in this case. We will have to stand up as one, to break this broken system.

and perhaps some blood must be shed

I know that is inevitable, but it's terribly frustrating, that innocent people have to die fighting for basic human rights.