A Father Takes the Necessary Steps

Five years ago today, Colombian riot police opened fire on students who were protesting a proposed free trade agreement with the United States. As the protesters scattered, an aspiring young chemist named Jhonny Silva Aranguren was unable to flee fast enough.  A physical disability kept him within range of the police, who shot and killed him.  Today his killers still go free and his father is embarking on a journey he is calling Step by Step Against Impunity. He will walk from Cali to Bogotá to demand justice for his son and others who have been killed by police. For background on the oppression in Colombia, see my previous blog here. To learn more about the march against police impunity and how you can help, visit the The Portland Central America Solidarity Committee.

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