Communist Party of Colombia (Marxist-Leninist): Paramilitaries threaten members of the Patriotic March

Several organizations of the Patriotic March were threatened by the paramilitary self-styled “Black Eagles” through a letter addressed to President Fensuagro agricultural union, Alirio Garcia.

The message, full of insults and dated in the month of May in England, declared “military targets” addresses twelve organizations accused of being “funded by the guerrillas to work with the population and the construction of a new movement” .

In addition, these organizations branded as members of the Patriotic Union (UP), a leftist party born in the eighties of last century and disappeared behind the systematic murder of thousands of its members by state security forces and paramilitaries.

The organizations are the union threatened Fensuagro, the Peasant Association of Displaced Persons (Asocamde), the National Coordination of Displaced Persons (CND), the National Association of Displaced Persons of Colombia (Andescol), the National Coordination of Agrarian and Popular Organizations (CONAP) or Restart dedicated to defending human rights. Also the National Student Broad Mesa (Mane), Funhascol, the National Association for Development Aid (You go), the National Victims Bureau, the House of Friendship with Venezuela and the National Federation New Leadership Campesino.

The “Black Eagles”, warn threatened that “we are only a few days to leave the city” and accuses them of being “the art of guerrilla warfare in the cities.”

The letter, which had access Efe, is signed by the “DC Capital Bloc” and the authors attribute their victims to be “revolting communities to claim their supposed rights, lands and other supposed benefits to be displaced and victims of State. ” He also says that “they are abusing the enormous willingness” of President Juan Manuel Santos.

The Patriotic March was released in Bogota in April with a peaceful demonstration through the streets of the capital and brought together thousands of people from all over the country. This is a movement that would seek to occupy the political space left by the Patriotic Union and that together with the Alternative Democratic Pole (PDA), constitutes the only opposition to the government of National Unity by President Santos.

The “Black Eagles” ends the letter with the desire to “get it over with this scourge that is for the UP Colombia.”

These threats are in addition to two cases of forced disappearance and murder of two other members of the Patriotic March since its official launch in April, as denounced its members.

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