According to the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia, one of the groups in question is the ‘Katío’, in which great part of the population are children and women, some pregnant, some with the threat of abortion, and others in labor, as well as minors who are affected by tear gas fired by the Police.
Although they called on authorities of the city and the country to establish a dialogue for structural solutions to their demands, instead of being listened to, legal and police resources to get them out of the National Park were rather used.
Faced with what indigenous peoples consider an abuse, they declared themselves in Permanent Minga (resistance) since last October 10.
They reiterated that they are in unhealthy conditions and have not even been given the opportunity to talk to find solutions to their demands.
They demand to solve the housing and economic problems they are going through, the inclusion of the indigenous peoples who live in the capital in public policies and better conditions for the return to their ancestral lands after having been victims of displacement.
Between 1,300 and 1,500 people began arriving from the town of Chapinero since the end of September after being evicted from their homes in the Vista Hermosa neighborhood of Bolívar city.