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We Simply Want Peace in Colombia and Atrocities to Stop

24 Sep 2020, 06:27 GMT+10

So far this year, there have been 33 massacres, According to the United Nations Commissioner.

By Gustavo Espinoza

With much indignation, Colombian citizens, organizations and various groups in New York continue to denounce before the world the murders of the leaders and social and indigenous leaders of Colombia for defending the lands, water, and preventing mining companies from contaminating the environment. , the figures are increasing in the year, and the government does not seem to care, they mention.

Renata from the Verde collective that has been leading the fight against femicide "We shout for all of them murdered from all forms of violence. There is much pain in a mother, sister and the earth "; while a poster with a very long list of murdered women was displayed.

In addition to the speeches, the act had the participation of the poetry of Lua Arroyo, claiming the presence and role of the Afro-Colombian people, and the accompaniment of the rhythms of the drums interpreting Colombian music could not be absent.

Tatiana Lindo from the Colombian Studies Group in New York, stressed that Colombia is experiencing a period of extremely strong violence, it has even overcome other periods of violence that we did not think we would experience again, they are killing social leaders everywhere.

It calls not to stay at home thinking that it will never improve, they have to think of the new generations that this problem goes beyond ourselves, it affects everyone.

As an immigrant "Even if we are abroad, we must feel empathy, one cannot forget where he comes from, or where he was born, one never forgets the country that comes from, emphasized Tatiana.

Finally, he mentioned that since the signing of the peace accords, more than 300 leaders and social and indigenous leaders have been assassinated, it is the same Colombian State that is supporting or covering up, the narco paramilitarism has to end and the democratic center with Uribe they have to stop doing what they have done all these years, violence is not cured with more violence, we need the agreements to be fulfilled.

I want to say to people who are in other countries, do not forget where you come from, or the situation of others, even if the violence is not affecting you directly, you cannot be indolent about that.

These activities are very important, they have a symbolic communication value so that people realize what is happening when one is consistent with what they think and with their actions; That's where the revolution begins because the situation makes you uncomfortable.

For September 21 they plan to hold another sit-in, a place to be defined as part of the activities to denounce the world that the Movement for Peace in Colombia has been carrying out at an international level so that the world and the international institutions in charge of ensuring the human rights at a global what is happening in Colombia.

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