Monday, April 9, 2018

Day of the Victims 2018

A memorial artwork in front of the San Francisco Church.
April 9, the anniversary of the 1948 assassination of leftist presidential candidate Jorge Eliecer Gaitán, is also the 'Day of the Victims.' The commemoration had a special significance this year because of the signing of the peace agreement between the government and FARC guerrillas, the ongoing murders of social leaders and the 70th anniversary of Gaitán's assassination.

Events included memorials at the site of Gaitán's assassination, at his house, on Plaza Bolivar, and also a march by indigenous people.

A crowd of 'Gaitanistas' gathered by the spot where he was assassinated.

How about a Gaitán video?

A memorial beside the National Museum. Interestingly, soldiers participated in the memorial, altho the military itself has been accused of many rights violations.
'Long live the Embera women.'

Demanding reloation of the Wounaan people.
Dancing in the treet.
A memorial artwork by the San Francisco Church.
Carrying caskets down Carrera Septima.
On Plaza Bolivar, denouncing the killng of social leaders.

On Plaza Bolivar.

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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