Universal Human Rights Day Commerorated by Great Mobilisation in Bogotá
Bogotá’s special Anti-Mutiny Police used tear gas, batons and water jets to try and stop the popular demonstration on the Universal Day of Human Rights. The march took place in rejection of the proposed Referendum and the reforms to tax, pensions and labour law advanced by the government of Alvaro Uribe that violate the economic, social and political rights of the Colombian people.
The violent police assault did not succeed in stopping the demonstration. Thousands of demonstrators got into the Plaza de Bolívar, where they called for abstention in the Referendum. They showed their solidarity with imprisoned Human Rights defenders, and persecuted street sellers and others in conflict.
Not even the rain, which came down with great force at the end of the day, was an obstacle in the way of the combative mobilisation.
Notipaco of the Colombian Communist Party
Tuesday 10 December, 2002 at 09:02 PM