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Support Colombian’s right to protest during the National Strike

Defend the people of Colombia’s Right to Protest! 

Colombia has been gripped by conflict for 70 years. Ordinary people are now taking a stand - help protect them from violence.

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Colombia has been gripped by conflict for 70 years. After 4 years of negotiations between armed rebel groups and the state, most Colombians feel ignored and peaceful protests have been violently repressed. Ordinary people are now taking a stand - help protect them from violence.

On 30 May, millions of Colombians will take to the streets in peaceful protest to mark the beginning of a National Strike. 

They are calling for a future that addresses the rampant inequality at the heart of the strife, and to be included in peace-talks.

Defend the people of Colombia’s Right to Protest!  

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Rural people, workers and local communities continue to suffer the impacts of economic policies that directly affect their livelihoods. These policies are a hindrance to achieving peace with social and environmental justice.

The UK has been complicit in the conflict. The operations of a number of UK-listed mining and energy companies such as BP, BHP Billiton and AngloAmerican, along with their subsidiaries, have been accused of generating grave human and environmental impacts that have fed the violence of war. 

The last time mobilisations of this kind took place, they were met with brutal and violent repression, leaving hundreds dead, thousands injured and many more criminalised on trumped up charges. But they are intent on making President Santos listen. Please join them. 

Support their right to participate in the construction of peace!

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