Bogota, the capital city of Colombia, on Sunday. Waving the flag and dressed in white to call for an end to protests and roadblocks including showing support for the security forces After a month of protest
“They (barriers) are capturing cities. hostage They are stopping the economy,” said Patricia Gonzalez, 45.
Roadblocks have caused food and supplies shortages in some parts of the country.
Although some police will admit to using excessive force. Gonzalez said not all cops were corrupt and the protests lasted long enough.
Talks between the government and national protest leaders will begin on Sunday. After a pause last week Read more
Widespread protests began at the end of April. by opposing tax reforms that are now withdrawn But it has been extended to claim basic income. opportunities for young people and to end police violence
Months of protests have been beset by violence. So far, the national government has linked the deaths of 17 civilians and the deaths of two police officers to the protests. Rights groups say security forces have killed dozens of civilians.
in Colombia’s third largest city of Cali 13 people were killed during Friday’s protests, Mayor Jorge Ivan Ospina said on Saturday. He stressed that it was unclear how much these people were linked to the march. Read more
Michel Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Calls on those responsible for the violence in Cali to be held accountable.
“I call for an end to all forms of violence,” she said in a statement. He called for an investigation into the deaths and injuries.
While an “advance agreement” for further talks was reached on Monday. Protest organizers have accused the government of deliberately suspending talks without signing a deal.
The government said protest leaders had to condemn the roadblock as part of the advance agreement. which demanded that this issue be non-negotiable
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