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What are the reasons for the marches that will be held this Monday throughout the country

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(EFE) .- Social and union movements marches in the streets resume this Monday. This to protest against police brutality and claim for the murder of social leaders. In addition to the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

In Bogotá, according to trade unions and other organizations, at least eight activities will be carried out between seedlings and demonstrations.

There are also demonstrations in Cali, Medellín, Barranquilla and Bucaramanga, among other cities in the country.

In recent months there were demonstrations that were virtual due to the restrictions imposed by the Government to slow down the expansion of covid-19.

Since November of last year a movement called National Unemployment Committee brings together unions and other groups of society that promote protests and marches against the social and economic policy of President Iván Duque.

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The president of the Unitary Central of Workers (CUT), Diógenes Orjuela, said last week that the workers will mobilize for economic demands. But also “as measure of absolute rejection of police brutality evidenced by the reaction of citizens to the murder of Mr. Javier Ordóñez “

Ordóñez, 46, died in a clinic in Bogotá after being sbrutally assaulted by two police officers. The incident occurred during his arrest in the early hours of September 9.

The agents Harby Rodríguez Díaz and Juan Camilo Lloreda CubillosThey have already been captured and the Prosecutor’s Office accused them of torture and aggravated homicide.

The death of Ordóñez sparked violent demonstrations in various cities of the country against police abuse. Days in which at least thirteen people lost their lives, victims of shooting with firearms.

The General Confederation of Workers (CGT) and the Colombian Federation of Education Workers (Fecode) also announced their support for the day of marches. In her a reform of the Police is requested, and the resignation of the Minister of Defense, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, whom they consider to be politically responsible for what happened after Ordóñez’s death.


Another reason why the workers ‘centrals return to the streets is Decree 1174, issued on August 27, with which the Government regulated the social protection floor, which for the workers’ centrals is nothing other than the “most aggressive labor and pension reform in the last 30 years” In colombia.

For unions, the norm opens the possibility of hiring by hours and also ignores the rights of workers such as subsidies for education, food and affiliations to entities for recreation, among others.

In this regard, the Government has said that what the norm offers is, through the link to the social protection floor, the possibility that those who earn less than a monthly minimum wage They can access the subsidized health regime, protection for their old age and insurance that protects workers from occupational risks and diseases.

In addition to the workers’ centrals, they will also come out to the protests social groups that reject the murders of social leaders and ex-guerrillas of the FARC. EFE

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