Colombia: Coffee Laborers strike, protest blocking roads, some injuries

Posted on February 25, 2013 • Filed under: Agriculture, Colombia, Labor Issues reported that the strike called for Monday coffee has blocked some roads in several departments. When the police commander of Risaralda, Colonel Cyrus Cifuentes and Secretary of Government department, Andres Echeverry, trying to reach an agreement on Monday to reopen the road Pereira-La Virginia, there were fighting with rocks, sticks, water and gas tear. They recorded two wounded, not seriously. Meanwhile, TIME established that there are at least five injured after a clash between protesters and Esmad between Garzon and Gigante (Huila), more precisely in the village of La Majo. Read Article

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