Members of the Feminist Assembly put up a display with a sign reading “patriarchal injustice” as they take part in a night march to protest against gender-based violence and the ongoing court proceedings of fellow feminist activists during the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in Valencia, Spain, November 25, 2021. REUTERS/Eva Manez
This Thursday, November 25, there were again marches and demonstrations in the national territory. Different union organizations, teachers and feminist groups announced sit-ins at different points. The main reason was the commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
However, the workers’ organizations indicated that their presence in the streets is to protest against the government of Iván Duque, in addition to commemorating the signing of the Final Peace Agreement and the two years of the 2019 National Strike.
Another reason for taking to the streets is the “collapse of the bills presented to the Congress of the Republic that sought to give relief to the Colombian agricultural sector; a basic income subsidy of a minimum wage for 10 million families and the creation of the Special Police Dialogue and Mediation Unit ”.
The day passed calmly. The heavy rains of recent days in various parts of the country were present during the afternoon and night.
Several mobilizations were reported in the capital of the country; however, not as massive as on other occasions.
Despite the fact that the number of people attending the marches was not monumental, it was enough so that during the day there were several alterations in the mobility of the city.
From ten o’clock in the morning, members of Fecode and the Central Unitaria de los Trabajadores made a presence in the National Park to later mobilize towards the Plaza de Bolívar. During the day they were accompanied by cultural events and the traditional batucada.
Around noon, Bogotá’s mass transportation system began to report closures at the stations located by Carrera 10.
During the day, sit-ins were reported not only in the city center but also in the south, at the National University and on the Suba Transmilenio portal.
In the 7:20 report, Transmilenio assured that the “fleet crossing on Calle 26 to the south through Caracas and in the south-north direction was already enabled. Fleet reaches Calle 6 Carrera 10 and goes down Jiménez and Av. Dorado to take Caracas to the north ”.
Likewise, the feeding system was enabled in the Usme portal. On the other hand, “the trunk fleet makes returns on the 1st with Caracas and Calle 26 due to a displacement demonstration. HK54 service makes a detour through Calle 6 and NQS in both directions ”.
Medellin, Cali and Bucaramanga
Several demonstrations were held in the capital of Antioquia, which affected the operation of the Metro lines.
Although the day passed calmly, the transport system reported some pauses in its operation. However, at this time services were restored.
“Once the citizen demonstration on Avenida Oriental has been overcome, bus line 2 reestablishes its commercial service between Aranjuez and UdeM,” Metro de Medellín reported at around 6:00 pm
Minutes later, he assured that bus line 1 reestablished its commercial service between UdeM and Aranjuez.
Different sit-ins were held in the capital of Valle del Cauca, but, as in the other cities, under total tranquility.
The demonstrations took place in the San Francisco square and in front of the Valle del Cauca Government.
The feminist collectives of Bucaramanga met in the Plaza Luis Carlos Galán. In that place during the day, different artistic and cultural activities were held in rejection of violence against women.
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