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Colombians rise up against injustice

Massive demonstrations were carried out in different cities in rejection of police brutality, economic crisis, mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic and ceaseless assassination of social leaders.

Thousands take the streets in national strike in Colombia

The nationwide protest was carried out in rejection police brutality, economic crisis, massacres and the indifference of the national government towards them

Colombia erupts in protests against police violence

Bogotá is in flames following the murder of 46-year-old Javier Ordóñez by police officers early on September 9, Colombian Human Rights Day

Several killed as protests against police killing rage on in Colombia

Protests erupted across Bogotá and other cities in Colombia and were met with heavy, violent repression from the National Police leading to several civilian deaths

Colombians march in defense of life and dignity

Colombian movements marched for days to reignite hope and continue putting pressure on the government to take action to protect the people of the country amid the an onslaught of violence and the public health crisis

Colombians mobilize against hunger and state negligence

Thousands mobilized against state negligence, repression and the precarious conditions that communities are forced to endure amid the global health crisis. The protests were attacked by the police and ESMAD agents

Julián Gil: “Our triumph and our victory are in the hope and strength of being together”

Two years have passed since social leader Julian Gil was detained in front of the office of Colombian social movement Congreso de los Pueblos. We share his reflections on his two years of incarceration

Communities violently evicted in Colombia amid lockdown

Altos de la Estancia is a park area in the Ciudad Bolívar district which is occupied by homeless locals, migrants, peasants, indigenous people and unemployed workers. Nearly 700 poor families live in precarious conditions in the slums built on the land.

Violent evictions in Bogotá, Colombia amid the coronavirus pandemic

Many question the motivation of the city government to evict the community amid the pandemic as they have been occupying the land for the last 20 years

“No prison in Colombia can deal with coronavirus, if they leave us here we are facing the death penalty”

Julián Gil, social leader of Congreso de los Pueblos, talks from prison about the danger faced by thousands of inmates amid the coronavirus pandemic

Colombian workers demand protection from hunger during COVID-19 lockdown

Many protestors were daily wage workers who feared they would not have enough money to buy food and pay rent during the lockdown

Colombian national strike enters a third week

The national strike in Colombia continues to grow in numbers and in strength while the state responds with repression and persecution

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