Colombian indigenous people mobilize for peace and life | News

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Colombian media reported that this Wednesday the mobilization of the indigenous Minga will take place in the capital of that country, Bogotá, in rejection of the violence in their territories and the murders of their leaders.


Minga from the South Western Colombia arrives in Bogotá

Between 10,000 and 17,000 members of indigenous communities began a march for peace and life, in rejection of the violence of armed actors in their territories and the murders of their leaders. So far this year, more than 20 authorities from the indigenous communities have been murdered.

The mobilization of the minga, made up of communities from La Guajira and Norte de Santander (north), Cauca and Nariño (west) and Putumayo (south), among other departments, also occurs in the context of the Government's dialogues with armed groups. for the violence to stop.

In addition to supporting these dialogues, the indigenous people march in support of the social reforms promoted by the Government of President Gustavo Petro, which seek to benefit traditionally excluded sectors and accuse Congress of hindering them.

On their tour of the city, the members of the indigenous minga joined groups of protesters who come from social organizations, human rights organizations and unions to together support the rural, pension, labor and health reforms.

According to press reports, two marches are taking place in the city: one left from the National Park and the other from Calle 60 with Carrera 7ma. Both will conclude in Plaza BolĂ­var, in the historic center. These join in support of the native peoples.

Just as in Bogotá, marches and other public events were organized in the 32 Colombian departments. Those held in cities such as Medellín, Cali, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Bucaramanga, Cúcuta and Ibagué stand out mainly.

Another march is planned for this Thursday in Bogotá, which is called by the Historical Pact and other social movements.

The president of the Unitary Central of Workers (CUT), Fabio Arias, declared to local media that with this mobilization they want to show the country the impact of the social reforms promoted by the Government and to put political pressure on those members of Congress who keep their debate stalled. .

He denounced that business sectors offer money to political parties so that these reforms do not advance and thus secure great privileges. He assured that, given this circumstance, workers, farmers, students, indigenous people and other sectors have the alternative of fighting in the streets.

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