Justice For Columbia


The Colombian Army has reportedly killed two protesters and injured a further six more with live bullets in response to peasant farmer protests that have brought the Catatumbo region, in Northeastern Colombia, to a standstill. The Colombian Army are reported to have fired live rounds at protesters as they occupied OcaƱa Airport which was being used to bring in riot police reinforcements from different parts of the country. There had already been complaints of extreme police brutality with rubber bullets and tear gas being fired from helicopters in previous days. Ambulances were being blocked from arriving. A verification mission published results on the 24 June which revealed that over fifty protesters had been injured and eight were in intensive care. Many of the fifty have had limbs amputated as a result of exploding canisters used by the Army and the Police.

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