Indigenous Colombians, Facing New Wave of Brutality, Demand Government Action

By Julie Turkewitz and Sofía Villamil
New York Times
October 24, 2020

Protesters descended by the thousands on Colombia’s capital, Bogotá, this week, horrified by a brutal wave of violence sweeping the country, one so intense that mass killings have taken place every other day on average.

Most traveled hundreds of miles, from the rural Indigenous communities that have been particularly ravaged by the violence, which they trace to government failures to protect them under the country’s halting peace process.

They call their movement the “minga Indígena.”

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