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Chicago Protest Supports Colombian Political Prisoners

by staff |
10/14/09
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A spirited picket line protested outside the Colombian consulate in Chicago Oct. 1. 30 students, solidarity and labor activists chanted in support of political prisoners held by the Colombian government of President Uribe. Passersby stopped to read leaflets and listen to chants of, "Free Lily Obando," "No to U.S. bases," and "The people of Colombia are under attack! What do we do? Stand up! Fight back!" Chicagoans were joined on Michigan Avenue by activists from Arizona, Minnesota, Ohio, California, Florida and Washington D.C. for this international day of action.

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