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  • People celebrate the signing of a historic ceasefire deal between the Colombian government and FARC rebels in Bogota, Colombia, June 23, 2016.

    People celebrate the signing of a historic ceasefire deal between the Colombian government and FARC rebels in Bogota, Colombia, June 23, 2016. | Photo: Reuters

Published 27 March 2019

Colombian protesters will continue to demand the government comply with a program of the peace agreement with the FARC.

Campesino protesters in the department of Cordoba in Northern Colombia resume protests to demand the government comply with a program to voluntary substitute illicit crops in accordance with the 2016 Peace Agreement.

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Workers in the Colombian countryside maintain that the government of Ivan Duque has not complied with the families who took refuge in the integral plan of substituting coca plantations which is why they have decided to resume protests.

Since the mobilization of protests began last week, human rights organizations in the region have denounced acts of police aggression leaving a score of injured protesters.

RCN Radio de Colombia community leader Andres Chica announced that the soldiers broke into a shelter where there was a large number of families displaced as a result of the violence in the south of Cordoba.

The Colombian police for its part declared that there was no military incursion into the refugee camp and that it has only been concerned with restoring order and circulation to roads that have been blocked by protesters.

Two campesinos were found dead Tuesday, allegedly murdered by organized crime gangs that oppose the elimination of coca crops and dispute the control of corridors used for drug trafficking in Cordoba.

Last weekend, the Association of Campesinos of southern Cordoba denounced the incursion of heavily armed men in three villages of the municipality of Puerto Libertador, ordering residents to leave their homes.

On Sunday the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned about the forced displacement of hundreds of Campesinos in the departments of Cordoba and Antioquia, due to threats from criminal groups.

The displaced families belong to the municipalities of Puerto Libertador and Ituango, of the Cordoba and Antioquia departments, respectively, said OCHA.

More than 500 displaced persons are estimated in Cordoba, department of the Caribbean region of Colombia, according to local media reports.

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