|Afro-Colombian march down Ave. Septima.|
|'We support the strike in the El Chocó' region.|
The Pacific coast, distant from Colombia's major cities, is an impoverished region wracked by violence from guerrillas, right-wing paramilitaries and narcotrafficking groups which fight over valuable drug trafficking routes and illegal mines. This weekend, riots and looting took place in the port city of Buenaventura.
|'The Afro-Colombian people demand that the government fulfill its promises.'|
|'We demand the law of equal opportunities and no racial discrimination.'|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours