Police sit as officials from Colombia’s human rights ombudsman talk to protesters who authorities say are from rural and indigenous communities and are demanding oil company Emerald Energy build roads in San Vicente del Caguan, Colombia March 2, 2023. Colombian Ombudsman’s Office/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. COMPULSORY CREDIT. NO RESALE. NO ARCHIVES

Given the difficult public order situation that arose very early Thursday morning March 2, 2023 In San Vicente del Caguan Due to protests initiated by peasants and farmers at Emerald Energy, a fact in which so far the death of a peasant and a policeman has been recorded, in addition to the detention of 79 policemen and 6 officials of company, the Minister of the Interior alphonse prada went to the scene.

Prada mentioned that in the next few hours the situation will be dealt with directly with the arrival of the Minister of Defense, also delegated by the President Gustavo Petro. He added that the dialogue table is essential for the release of those detained by the hands of the peasant guard.


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