|A soldier lights a candle for peace.|
Such a perspective on recent events is perhaps not surprising for residents of middle class Chapinero. Others would probably find the violence in deeper, root causes, such as economic exploitation of farmers.
I was struck by the participation of soldiers in the ceremony. But I probably should not have been. After all, they suffer most from Colombia's violent armed conflict. On the other hand, tho, peace would deprive them of work.
|The candles on Plaza Lourdes spelled PAZ - PEACE.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours