The candidate for the vice presidency of Colombia for the Historical Pact, Francia Márquez, denounced on Saturday night that she had been the victim of an act of intimidation when she offered a campaign speech in Bogotá, the capital of the South American country.
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The Colombian politician was on top of a platform in the Parque de los Periodistas de Bogotá, when a laser began to point at her from a nearby building, for which elements of her security protected her and lowered her from the pavilion.
“During the commemoration of Afro-Colombianity Day, they wanted to intimidate me by pointing a laser at me from a nearby building,” Márquez denounced in a message posted on his official Twitter social network account.
During the commemoration of #Afro-Colombianity Day, they wanted to intimidate me by pointing a laser at me from a nearby building. They will not shut us up! Our fight is and has always been against all types of violence that seek to instill fear in us.
Peace will win! pic.twitter.com/1KIqIiD0jD
– Francia Márquez Mina (@FranciaMarquezM)
May 22, 2022
“They will not shut us up! Our fight is and has always been against all types of violence that seek to instill fear in us. Peace will win!” said the running mate of presidential candidate Gustavo Petro, who leads the polls ahead of the May 29 elections.
The candidates of the leftist coalition Historical Pact have denounced on several occasions having received several threats during this electoral process.
Petro, when making his campaign closing this Saturday in the city of Barranquilla, called the other presidential candidates to a meeting this Monday to defend democracy against attempts that seek to prevent the elections on Sunday 29.
“Here I call on this public square, on this crowded street, all the political campaigns currently in competition, the Sergio Fajardo campaign, the Rodolfo Hernández campaign, the Historical Pact campaign, to be on alert. ”, he mentioned.
“I call you to meet on Monday because on Tuesday they plan to hit the elections (…), suspend the elections, they plan to suspend the bodies that direct the electoral regime in Colombia,” Petro assured.
If no candidate for the presidency of Colombia for the 2022-2026 period obtains 50 percent plus one of the votes on election day, a second round will be held on June 19 between the two most voted candidates.
Disclaimer: Via Telesur – Translated by RJ983
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