“Whether it’s left or right. Neither Duque nor Petro (Petro). This is for the people…there is no more drug government. Endurance. We can!”. Yesterday (May 6), dozens of people took to the streets of New York and painted Manhattan’s Times Square yellow with slogans to oppose the ongoing crackdown Colombia. This march is not the only one, it is a protest by Colombians and Colombian women. #SOSCColombia They live all over the world.
From Spain to Mexico, to Germany and the United States, hundreds of voices gathered to support Colombian citizens who spent more than a week at the foot of the canyon between protests and protests. Iván Duque’s government crackdown.
-Dani Torres🌎 (@danitorres_art) May 7 2021
Protests in Colombia
As you know, the protests in Colombia started at the end of April- National strike on the 28th-Protest against the tax reform proposed by the Iván Duque government.
The goal of this reform is to increase Taxes on different products and services in order to “make up” The COVID-19 pandemic has hit public spending.
From Bogota to Cali and Barranquilla Workers’ centers, unions, unions, students and citizens They went out to march to reverse the reform.
Lucas Villa: The story of a symbolic protester who was shot and killed in Colombia
In view of the citizens’ reaction, the day after the national strike and the first suppression by the Colombian security forces, Iván Duque undoes the reforms But the protests did not stop.
Due to the complex situation that Colombia is going through, citizens have even expressed their voices even more-Poverty and inequality The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the situation-the Duke government cracked down on repression activities Military police Responsible for operations against drug trafficking or rebel organizations.
#SOSColombia: World protest
Calling #SOSCColombiaAccording to the NGO Temblores, Colombians living in different countries have taken to the streets to support citizens and protest violence, which has caused at least 37 deaths.
Here, we have left a series of images of protests around the world, which show that Colombia is not alone:
-AlexɑndrɑMerɑM♡ (@Alexandra_Mera1) May 6, 2021
“The world is maintained by three things: for justice, for truth and peace” (P. Avot) 1:18
—Bank of Panama (@CapitalBankPma) May 6, 2021
#Panama Solidarity #Colombia #MediaFree # Latin America #SOSCColombia #They killed us #International #news #RadioTemblor@Aquino Ticias 1 @ladirekta @TembloresOng @FirstLineacol @LaCausaResiste @CumUrbana @ Contagioradio1 @C_Pueblos @Col_Informa @Elverdugo_C pic.twitter.com/YyaiZDrr2y
-International Radio Station (@RadioTemblor) May 5, 2021