Head Office Circular: NP/177/21
25 May 2021
To: The Secretary
End State Violence in Colombia! Justice for Colombia Emergency Online Meeting – Thursday 27 May 6:30pm
With the ongoing protests and brutal state response in Colombia, Justice for Colombia (JFC) and the TUC invite supporters and allies to an emergency online meeting on Thursday 27th May at 6:30pm.
Since mass protests began on 28 April, Colombian security forces have killed at least 43 people and committed major human rights violations against civilians. But the mass movement against economic inequality and state violence is only growing stronger.
Despite global condemnation of the violence, the government of President Iván Duque continues to brutally attempt to suppress protests. Amid major militarisation of towns and cities and appalling stigmatisation that sees government ministers and allies baselessly label protesters as 'terrorists' and 'vandals'.
Join this emergency meeting for an on-the-ground update on the situation in Colombia and hear what the international community can do to support human rights and peace in the country.
Join JFC and the TUC for an on-the-ground update on the situation in Colombia and hear what the international community can do to support human rights and peace in the country. You can register for the emergency meeting at the following link here https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vd-qprzksGtTOfC-VYyVNB47NBNFVSSF4
You can find out more about the situation in Columbia and how the mass movement for social change is only growing stronger by reading JFC’s new article on the protests for Tribune Magazine.