Members of indigenous groups from the south-western Colombian region of Cauca flooded Bogota on Thursday, to support the national strike and to draw attention to the alleged violation of their rights such as reported inequality and exclusion.
Footage from the demonstration shows the protesters with indigenous flags and outfits, chanting and releasing statements for the press.
“We have not come to sit at a table to negotiate… the rights of the people are not for negotiation. They are a must,” said Guiovany Yule Vocero, representative of the Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca.
Since November 21, the country has been in the grip of mass protests against the Colombian government headed by President Ivan Duque, with thousands taking to the streets to protest the country’s leadership.
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