Protest in Colombia prevents return of Ecuadorians
36 Ecuadorians remain as refugees in the Postobon Hostel in the city of Pasto, Colombia, since the agricultural protest, which has lasted a week, has prevented their return to the country.
Within this group are the 10 members of the cultural association Montedearte of Manta, who participated in two international cultural events from the 15th to the 19th of August, and while traveling country in a van, stones were thrown at them along the way, although without harming its occupants.
The director of this grouping from Manabi, Carlos Delgado Mendoza, expressed through social networks that Ecuadorians, who at the time are housed in that residence, request the assistance of the Government of Ecuador to be able to return to their country because they fear that the protest will be extended and the money has started to run out, therefore they asked the Ecuadorian authorities to act immediately.
Meanwhile, a farmer is added to the list of death people caused by incidents raised during the agrarian protest. The man died yesterday in the municipality of Fusagasugá, Cundinamarca, due to the impact of a projectile allegedly thrown by the police, reported the Patriotic March movement, one of the organizers of the strike.
The manifestation was convened by farmers of the coffee sector, but has had greater impact among producers of potato, milk, tomato and vegetables of Boyacá, since they claim to be victims of food imports, smuggling, the high cost of fuel and fertilizers and the lack of State support.