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Thousands of Indigenous Colombians March Against President Duque in Bogota

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Thousands of Indigenous Colombians arrived in capital Bogota on Sunday afternoon, in order to march against President Duque because of the growing violence in their territories.

Thousands of Indigenous Colombians arrived in capital Bogota on Sunday afternoon, in order to march against President Duque because of the growing violence in their territories.

During an Interview with RCN, senior advisor to the Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca Hermes Pete said the group of Indigenous Colombians known as La Minga are demonstrating because “President Duque refused to have a meeting with us in Cali.” 

Pete also said that the demonstrators are asking that they be consulted on development projects and for the full implementation of the peace agreements with Marxist terrorist group FARC.

“We demand guarantees for life, the right to land and that they comply with the peace agreements with the FARC rebels,” Pete said, pointing out that numerous massacres have been taking place in the indigenous territories because of the ongoing war between the FARC and paramilitary groups.

Presidential advisor Miguel Ceballos said in a Monday statement that there was no possibility of meeting with PresidentDuque, instead offering a meeting with a federal delegation and the ombudsman.