The Colombian Ombudsman’s office activated the search for 168 people who disappeared during the protests

Surprised, Duque arrives in Cali to chair a “security” meeting.

The Colombian Ombudsman’s office announced this Tuesday that it had activated search logs to find the whereabouts of 168 people who disappeared during protests that rocked several cities across the country for two weeks, leaving more than a thousand injured and 42 Have left the deceased.

The public body has announced that, together with the police and the public prosecutor, the search work will begin in police facilities such as the CAIS, as well as in hospitals and in the immediate response units of the public ministry. says the Caracol radio station.

The Colombian Ombudsman’s office activated the search for 168 people who disappeared during the protests
The Colombian Ombudsman’s office activated the search for 168 people who disappeared during the protests

According to the Ombudsman’s office, 56 people were reported missing in Antioquia and another 23 in Bogotá and Valle del Cauca. Risaralda, Tolima, Atlántico or Santander are other regions where the absence of dozens of people has also been alerted.

The Ombudsman’s office has also updated the number of deaths during the protests, which stood at 42. These data are similar to those of the human rights organizations, where nearly 500 people were injured by police violence in the past two weeks during the mobilizations.

For his part, Colombian President Iván Duque made a surprise arrival on Tuesday in Cali, the site of the biggest clashes in recent days, to chair a meeting on “security issues”.

On his social networks, Duque has indicated that his visit to Cali is also aimed at ensuring supplies in the city after it was hardest hit by the roadblocks and protest initiatives during the mobilizations.

Defense Ministers Diego Molano take part in the meeting attended by the Colombian Presidency. inside Daniel Palacios; María Victoria Angulo and part of the military command and high command of the police in Valle del Cauca, whose capital is Cali.

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