Colombia - Protest by workers from San Francisco Hospital repressed by riot police

On 2 March 2017, members of the Sindicato de Trabajadores del Hospital San Francisco (SINTRASANFRANCISCO) staged a public demonstration in front of the municipal council offices in the city of Ibagué. According to Yesid Camacho, president of the public sector trade union centre ANTHOC, riot police were called in to forcibly disperse the protesters, who were mainly women, and attempts were made to arrest a number of demonstrators.

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