“The speech about the 'soft coup', that he is the victim is over”: this is how marches of those dissatisfied with the Petro Government advance

Luc Williams

From very early on, thousands of Colombians went out to march against the Government of President Gustavo Petro, who has been marred by scandals such as the alleged irregular entry of money into his presidential campaign, the questioned appointments in some entities and the reforms he proposes, like health.

Among the marchers, former presidential candidate Enrique Gómez, who He went out to protest in Bogotá and, from the Plaza de Bolívar, celebrated the massive outing of citizens to the streets.

“Strong message. This is the light, Colombians, at the end of the tunnel; reservists, pensioners, businessmen, ordinary people who say 'no to the bad government, no to the abandonment of citizens with the violent, no to impunity' (…) That little speech about the 'soft coup' is over, that he is the victim. What we have here is democracy. Citizens, Colombians, demonstrating in peace in support of the Supreme Court of Justice and Colombian democracy,” said Gómez from the Plaza de Bolívar in Bogotá, this Wednesday, March 6.

For his part, Senator David Luna, from the Cambio Radical party, also present at the march from Plaza de Bolívar, He said that he will not allow the Petro Government to “put the health of Colombians at risk.”

For his part, Senator Miguel Uribe, of the Democratic Center, highlighted the massive attendance of citizens at this Wednesday's march. The congressman said that Colombians in the streets are sending the Petro Government “a message of unity. “Colombia unity towards victory.”

To leave behind the misery, the poverty, the crime that this Government represents (…) today we are uniting Colombia, transcending political ideologies with the purpose of defending democracy and freedom. We have told the Supreme Court not to be pressured and that we support them. To Congress, do not be complicit in the reforms that harm the country. And to Gustavo Petro, who does not govern for a violent minority, but rather governs for all Colombians,” said Senator Uribe in , from the Plaza de Bolívar in Bogotá.

From Medellín, the senator of the Democratic Center, María Fernanda Cabal, He said that citizens are united and determined not to “let the country be robbed.”

“People are dissatisfied, but the most destructive feeling in a country is uncertainty. Uncertainty brings flight of foreign capital; brings people together. unemployment comes, impoverishment. Petro, every time he rises or each of his enlightened ministers, launches a statement that destroys the economy (…) here everyone came out – to march -, here there is no party, here are the repentants who believed Petro. Here we are all united in one heart,” added the congresswoman in the middle of the march, from the capital of the department of Antioquia.


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