|A protesting farmer, symbolically |
chained, carries a flag beside
Simon Bolivar's statue
on Plaza Bolivar.
They also want a brake on the issuance of licenses for mines and other projects which pollute rivers and land.
Farmers are protesting and blocking roads in north-central Colombia, as you can see on this map.
One of the men I talked to at the protest farms coffee, which is bringing very high prices this year. But the farmer told me that at this time of year coffee growers have no harvest to sell, and they fear that by the time the harvest arrives prices will have dropped.
Fredy, who farms tubers, told me that the farmers will stay "as long as it takes" for the government to fulfill their demands.
|'Onion growers dignity present!'|
|Fredy, who grows tubers, vows the farmers will stay in their camp until the government meets their demands.|