Monday, October 11, 2004

A day of peaceful demonstration

The political climate in Colombia is hot at this very moment. The present government is giving all attention to security and the war against leftist guerilla groups and very little to the needs and pressures of the lower and middle classes. Unemployment runs rampant while the wealthy get richer and richer.

Tomorrow the Trade Unions (grouped in CUT) and the left movement united around the banner of “Polo democratico Independiente” are launching a national stand still day inviting people to hit the street and protest against the government. It will be a tense day. I hope for peaceful demonstrations and a very tolerant police force, so that people can express their discontent without getting hurt.

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