Colombia Holds MASSIVE PROTESTS Against FARC Terrorists
(Updated and Bumped)
Hundreds of thousands protest against FARC in Colombia today.
Demonstrators attend a protest against the rebel group FARC in Bogota February 4, 2008. Colombians took to the streets across the country and overseas on Monday in a huge protest to demand FARC guerrillas free hostages who have been held for years in secret jungle camps. (REUTERS/Daniel Munoz)
Coca leaf chewing Hugo Chavez may believe that FARC is a real army…
But, the people of Colombia disagree!
Demonstrators attend a protest against the rebel group FARC in Bogota February 4, 2008. (Reuters)
“No more kidnappings. No more lies. No more deaths. No more FARC.”
Colombia’s national soccer team players from left Danilson Cordoba, David Ospina, Wason Renteria and Edison Pereira sign autographs during a demonstration against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, in Montevideo,Monday, Feb. 4, 2008. (AP)
Street vendors sale t-shirts that read in Spanish ‘No more kidnappings. No more lies. No more deaths. No more FARC.’ in Bogota, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008. Marches across Colombia to denounce the country’s main rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, are scheduled for Feb. 4. (AP Photo/William Fernando Martinez)
Millions of Colombians are expected to protest the FARC terrorists today in Colombia. The protests were organized by a Facebook user on the internet.
The BBC reported:
Colombians around the world have begun a day of protests against the Marxist rebel group Farc.
The ‘No More’ movement, launched on the internet, will culminate with a major protest in the capital, Bogota.
Farc rebels pledged at the weekend to release three high-profile political hostages for health reasons. No handover date was given.
…Colombian expatriates held ‘No More Farc’ demonstrations in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, and in three cities in Australia.
In Colombia, marches are planned for 45 cities.
The BBC’s Jeremy McDermott says school has been cancelled across much of the country so that children can join in, and many businesses have given their workers permission to march.
The protest was started on the social networking website Facebook by a 33-year-old engineer, Oscar Morales, from his home in Barranquilla on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Over 250,000 Facebook users signed on, and the movement was taken up by newspapers and radio and television stations across the country.
Demonstrators protest during a march against the rebel group FARC in Bogota February 4, 2008. (Reuters)
MORE… Don’t miss Fausta’s report on the “No Mas Farc” protests.
** UPDATE: John Lilyea has several photos and video from the amazing protest against Farc today in Washington DC!
UPDATE 2: WOW! Daniel in Venezuela has photos and video from the anti-Farc protest in Caracas.