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Indigenous Communities in Colombia Demand an End to Murders, Join in National Strike

HeadlineOct 20, 2020

In Colombia, thousands of Indigenous leaders and activists have arrived in the capital Bogotá, as they plan to join a national strike this week against the government’s social and economic policies. Unions, student groups and others are also expected to participate in the massive protest to demand the government of right-wing President Iván Duque end the violence and murders against social leaders in the country. This is one of the Indigenous protesters speaking Monday.

Indigenous protester: “What we want to do is debate with the government, the government led by President Iván Duque. We want him to show his face, to debate the Minga and the Colombian people. There are four points. One is the defense of life. They are killing us. They are murdering our social leaders.”

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