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08 Nov 2019 | 09:58 AM UTC

Colombia: Indigenous groups to mobilize November 8

Colombia News Alert

Indigenous groups to hold “Mobilization for Life” on November 8; transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/8/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/10/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Bogota). COUNTRY/REGION Caribbean coast, Bogotá, Cauca

Event

Indigenous groups have scheduled a nationwide march called "Mobilization for Life" on Friday, November 8. The movement is scheduled following the murder of five members of their community by armed groups in the Cauca department. Protests are to be expected across the country, including Bogota, throughout Cauca, and other indigenous areas.

Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are to be expected at all protests and marches.  

Advice

Individuals in Colombia are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized traffic disruptions and a heightened security presence near demonstration sites, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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