Killing by Colombian military escalates protests against state violence
The killing of 38-year-old Juliana Giraldo Díaz by troops in the northwestern Colombian department of Cauca has fueled an escalation of demonstrations against state violence across the country.
Anticipating the rehearsed official apologies, Restrepo stated: “Now the army can make a statement, the president can make a statement, so what?
The Defense Ministry dismissed the findings and ruling stating “peaceful protests are guaranteed,” while president Duque added, “The Colombian state has always been respectful of peaceful freedom of expression by citizens.”
“Ultimately, Colombia is not designated because the Colombian National Police and Armed Forces are close law enforcement and security partners of the United States,” it states.