Thousands march against the FARC-EP
Monday, February 4, 2008
Thousands of people in more than 160 cities around the world marched today in protest of the actions of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The protests were convoked via the popular social networking website Facebook under the name "One million voices against the FARC" (Spanish: Un millón de voces contra las FARC).
The protests were organized by a movement called "I am Colombia" (Spanish: Colombia Soy Yo), under the motto "No more kidnappings, no more lies, no more deaths, no more FARC."
The FARC is a Marxist-Leninist guerrilla organization, considered a terrorist group by more than 30 countries around the world, and has more than 8,000 members occupying almost 20% of Colombia's territory. It claims to represent the rural poor in a struggle against Colombia's wealthier classes and opposes United States influence over the country.
|This is a complete or partial translation of the article "Manifestantes en todo el mundo marchan contra las FARC", from the Spanish language Wikinews, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.|
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