Colombia - Assassination attempt against SUTIMAC leader

Omar Romero Díaz, leader of building materials workers’ union SUTIMAC (Sindicato Unitario de Trabajadores de la Industria de Materiales para Construcción) was the victim of an attempt on his life on 20 October 2017, in the municipality of Yumbo, in Valle. Two men on a motorbike approached the trade unionist’s vehicle and shot at him as he was making his way home. He escaped the attack unharmed thanks to the fast and timely reaction of one of his bodyguards.

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