Colombia, employees riot at Ecopetrol facilities

Posted on November 10, 2011 • Filed under: Business, Colombia, Conflicts, Labor Issues, Oil, Police/Military Activity

The peaceful day of protest by workers of the state oil degenerated into riots in Barrancabermeja and Cartagena, leaving a toll of 26 people injured, three of them seriously. The employees, alleging breach of employment agreements, called a paralysis of 24 hours nationwide. In Barrancabermeja, around 9 am, clashed with riot squads of police throwing stones and flying. Of the 20 crashes were injured. Read Article

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