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The ELN denies and describes the government’s allegations of infiltrating the protests as “fanciful”

September 16, 2020

The Colombian National Liberation Army (ELN) this Tuesday distanced itself from the “fanciful and conspiratorial” allegations made by the government, whose High Commissioner for Peace, Miguel Ceballos, has assured that the guerrillas are behind the demonstrations in recent days in some cities across the country summoned to protest police violence.

The ELN peace negotiator, Pablo Beltrán, criticized the Colombian government for “making a habit of looking for someone to blame other than itself when faced with problems”.

“We refuse to get used to being held responsible for everything,” Beltrán said during a dialogue with radio station Caracol in which he described the protests as a “social outbreak against the brutality of the police” and insisted that they be The ELN’s interest is to restore a dialogue table and move closer to the guerrilla political transition.

The ELN denies and describes the government’s allegations of infiltrating the protests as “fanciful”The ELN denies and describes the government’s allegations of infiltrating the protests as “fanciful”

In the past few days, several Colombian cities, particularly Bogotá, have been the scene of violent clashes with police after a 42-year-old lawyer Javier Ordóñez died from being beaten and electrocuted in police custody.

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