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Mon May 10, 2021, 10:53 PM

Colombia: Valle Del Cauca Closes Borders After Violent Incident

Demonstrators pay tribute to people who have died during protests, Cali, Colombia, May 9, 2021. | Photo: EFE

Published 10 May 2021

Cauca's Indigenous Council assured President Duque's followers attacked protesters with the support of the Mobile Anti-riot Squadron.

Colombia's authorities on Monday closed the borders of the Valle del Cauca Department until May 15, after the violent incident that left at least ten Indigenous people injured in Cali.

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The measure was taken one day after paramilitary groups threatened and shot at the Indigenous guard.

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According to Cauca's Regional Indigenous Council (CRIC), Duque's followers attacked protesters with the support of the Mobile Anti-Riot Squadron (ESMAD).

The Cali Mayor's Office informed that eight of the 10 people injured are members of the Indigenous guard and two victims were inhabitants of the territory. Six of them were shot.

The violent incident occurred after Duque increased the deployment of police and military forces in the city to contain the wave of protests unleashed on April 28 against his mandate.

"Today we will again expand the deployment of soldiers and police in Cali to protect citizens," Roldan warned.


(Using the backdrop of the protest as a means to a bit of genocide? It has been common, unfortunately, all over the Americas.)

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