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Committee convenes rallies and events to support Petro’s Gov’t

Bogota, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Encouragement Committee of the National Assembly for Social Reforms, Peace and Unity on Friday convened several rallies to support the program defended by Colombian President Gustavo Petro.

The first of them will take place on July 16 at Plaza de Bolivar, downtown Bogota, where the head of State will sign the Pension Reform approved on June 14 by the Congress of the Republic.

The gathering was summoned by trade union, social and political organizations, according to the leader of the Workers Unitary Union (CUT), Fabio Arias.

A call was also made on Friday to a broad popular mobilization on August 7, on the two-year anniversary of Petro’s taking office.

The mobilization will be held nationwide, in the particular case of Bogota, it will start at 09:00 hours, local time, at the National Park, from where participants will march to Plaza de Bolivar.

In addition, the Committee informed about the decision to convene its assembly for September 14 and 15 in Bogota.

According to the press release, the new date responds to “the end of the collective vacation period of the administrative personnel and workers of the National University and the confirmation of the normalization of the academic activity of that institution.”

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