Published On: Fri, Feb 14th, 2014

Hooded protestors promote peace at Bogota’s National University

Attack Peace

A hooded protest to promote peace and reject political extremism took place Thursday in the grounds of Bogota’s National University.

Almost 100 protestors wearing white hoods congregated and planted white flags in the grounds  of the iconic Plaza de Che Guevara with their slogan of “Paz Sin Peros” – “Peace without excuses.”

The event was took place at at 6.00 AM and was organised by Daniel Quintero, liberal candidate for Congress.

The protest was to demonstrate their lack of allegiance with either the far left or the far right and to highlight the importance of Colombia uniting in peace.

Quintero states in the video that they chose to protest in the University to demonstrate that “violence and education are not compatible”…”university is not just a reflection of our current society, university should be a mirror of how society should be.”

The political activist then continues to explain the need for debate in conflict resolution before removing his white hood, prompting those behind him to do the same, as a show for a need for transparency in ongoing peace negotiations with the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC.

On January 30, Quintero spearheaded a similar protest in Bogota with protestors placing hundreds of flags across the front of the restaurant which was allegedly the hub of the spying scandal.

Quintero is an interesting canditate – with 4 degrees, the first of which he gained at 16 having begun University at 14, he runs an environmental awareness company called Think Green (Piensa Verde) and believes that peace and improving education should be at the forefront of Colombian politics.

Sources

The post Hooded protestors promote peace at Bogota’s National University appeared first on Colombia News | Colombia Reports.


For website development, online marketing and promotion,
check out The Q Media


If you enjoyed this piece, please SHARE IT so other readers can find it and enjoy it.

Recent Posts

TCO bottom

May 2, 2016, Comments Off on TCO bottom

TCO Bottom2

May 2, 2016, Comments Off on TCO Bottom2

TCO Sidebar

May 2, 2016, Comments Off on TCO Sidebar

Outbreaks of Zika in Colombia declining

April 25, 2016, Comments Off on Outbreaks of Zika in Colombia declining

Star witness in $68M embezzlement scam murdered outside of Medellin

April 23, 2016, Comments Off on Star witness in $68M embezzlement scam murdered outside of Medellin

Colombia’s senate seeks allowed organ donation by default

April 22, 2016, Comments Off on Colombia’s senate seeks allowed organ donation by default

Oil production in Colombia down 4% in March

April 22, 2016, Comments Off on Oil production in Colombia down 4% in March
Augusto_Ilian_Rio_Cali_Cali

Cali, Selected As One of 100 Most Resilient Cities

April 22, 2016, Comments Off on Cali, Selected As One of 100 Most Resilient Cities

Colombia’s peso on the rebound following surge in global oil prices

April 21, 2016, Comments Off on Colombia’s peso on the rebound following surge in global oil prices

Health offices bombed in Colombia’s capital Bogota

April 21, 2016, Comments Off on Health offices bombed in Colombia’s capital Bogota

Not bullies, but politicians are stealing Colombia’s school children’s lunch money

April 21, 2016, Comments Off on Not bullies, but politicians are stealing Colombia’s school children’s lunch money
Party in Colombia