Headlines | 10/23/2008 12:00:00 AM
President Uribe accepts police did shoot against indigenous protesters
Three people have died since the manifestations started on October 11th, two of them last Tuesday when more than 12.000 indigenous people from different communities started a march from Piendamó (Cauca) to the city of Cali.
Still, the president insisted emphatically that even though the shots were fired, the two people who died this week were killed by an explosion because they had been handling homemade “terrorist” bombs, as called it. Uribe also assured that he will travel to the city of Popayan, in the south of the country, to have a meeting with the indigenous leaders on Sunday.