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 trade union centre A central organisation at the national, regional or district level consisting of affiliated trade unions. Often denotes a national federation or confederation. 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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