The latest horror chapter in Colombia—the killing of three members of the armed forces who’d been kidnapped for over a decade—has led the general civilian population to organize a march, scheduled for December 6, to show the FARC thugs—and all thugs, the ELN, the bacrim, the paramilitaries—that they do not have the support of the civilian population.
The policemen, Coronel Edgar Yesid Duarte, Lieutenant Elkin Hernández and Lieutenant Alvaro Moreno, and Sargeant of the Armed Forces José Libio Martínez, who’d been a hostage for 14 years, were found dead when the Armed Forces descended on the FARC camp where they were being held. It is alleged the FARC shot the hostages when the Armed Forces surprised them.
The anti-FARC and anti-kidnapping protests will take place in Colombia’s main cities. Organizers hope they will spread to other major cities throughout the world, like they did in 2008. Though the FARC’s leaders may be deaf to any civilian pressure, after the 2008 world-wide anti-FARC and anti-kidnapping protests, many FARC individuals deserted.
One of the main reasons that led to the disarmament of the Spanish terrorist group, ETA, was its leaders understood civilians did not support their terrorist tactics.
For details about the Dec. 6 march, look at its Facebook page here. It is encouraging to see folks asking, Where do we show up in Villavicencio? In Monteria? In Cucuta?