Meanwhile, four indigenous leaders were killed in other parts of the country as mobilizations took place in Bogotá.
The organizations of the Social Minga are demanding protection for social leaders, right to defend their land, right to democracy and the construction of peace in the country
In the past two weeks, eight social leaders were brutally assassinated by members of right-wing militias.
The genocide against Colombia’s social leaders, human rights defenders and ex-combatants continues as six of them were violently assassinated in the past one week
After the attack on the Indigenous Guardia on August 10, organizations are demanding that the government of Iván Duque take steps to stop the genocide of Colombia’s Indigenous people
After mobilizing for almost a month, enduring heavy police repression, the participants of the social Minga had lifted the blockade on the Pan-American Highway after receiving an assurance the president Ivan Duque would listen to their concerns
Indigenous and peasant communities in the South-West of Colombia are mobilizing against government policies and demanding the State respect prior agreements
In response to the demands of the people for dialogue on implementing state promises in education and agriculture, the government has unleashed special police units which have arrested many and injured dozens