The Colombian army has escorted 340,000 liters of fuel into the city of Cali, which has been devastated by police violence and protests for days and has recorded three more people wounded by firearms in a shootout in the past few hours.
After reaching an agreement with the transport companies, the military provided the escort to bring the gasoline to fifteen filling stations in the capital of the Valle del Cauca. It is also expected that more vehicles will be loaded with fuel in the next few hours in order to continue distribution.
“We are building humanitarian mobility corridors to transport food not only for people but also for animals. Likewise, agricultural inputs and everything that has to do with fuels, so that the department reactivates its economy,” said the commander of the Third Brigade of the Army. General Miller Nossa, Caracol told Radio.
In the past few hours, it became known that three people were seriously injured in central Cali after being shot dead from a “high-end” vehicle while demonstrating in the La Luna neighborhood against economic reform by President Iván Duque, as on other occasions.
Cali City Police have promised to investigate the incident and clarified that the protest took place in a location devoid of members of the National Police, which have been blamed for much of the violence in the city over the past few days.
Colombian Attorney General Francisco Barbosa has announced that several police officers will be charged with murder of murder crimes following a series of investigations.
He has found that three of the eleven cases of alleged murders led to indictments against members of the Colombian National Police. According to the public prosecutor’s office, 24 people died in the course of the protests.
Of these deaths, eleven are related to the demonstrations, as reported in the aforementioned newspaper, which does not specify the cities where these crimes were reported.