World Wide Support for March 6th Events

Justice For Colombia News | on: Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Tomorrow will see protest events held around the world in support of the victims of violence in Colombia. The day of action, called for by the National Movement of Victims, has received the backing of the international trade union movement as well as numerous high profile individuals both in Colombia and abroad. Whilst the largest events will be held in Colombia, here Justice for Colombia, provides details of the various supporting activities being held in other countries around the world.

For those in London Justice for Colombia has joined with the British trade union Unite, the International Centre for Trade Union Rights (ICTUR) and various groups representing the Colombian community in Britain to arrange a protest vigil in Parliament Square at 11am. For more details please see the flyer (http://www.justiceforcolombia.org/downloads/ColombiaEvent_6_March.pdf) or contact the JFC office on 0207 794 3644.

For details of similar events being held in other countries around the world please see the below list. Contact JFC if you would like any further information.

France

  • Paris, 6pm meeting in the 'Plaza de los Derechos Humanos' in Trocadero followed by a march to the Eiffel Tower.
  • Marseille, 5pm vigil in the old port (Vieux Port).
  • Lyon, 3pm vigil in the Place de la Comedie, Hotel de Ville.
  • Rennes, 5.30pm vigil in the Place de la Mairie.
  • Grenoble, 6pm vigil in the Place Felix Poulat.
  • Toulouse, 5pm vigil in the Place de Capitole.
  • Germany

  • Berlin, 4pm event at the 'Galeria de la Memoria', Pariser Platz/Brandenburger Tor.
  • Dusseldorf, 5pm event at the 'Galeria de la Memoria', Martin-Luther-Platz, vor der Johanneskirche.
  • Munich, 4pm event in the Marienplatz.
  • Cologne, 1pm march in the Cathederal Plaza.
  • Magdeburg, 5pm event in the centre of town, Breiter Weg.
  • Frankfurt, 6pm event, location not yet known.
  • Spain

  • Madrid, 7pm event in the Plaza de la Villa.
  • Barcelona, 7pm event in the Plaza San Jaume.
  • Bilbao, 7pm event in the Plaza Arriaga followed by a march to the Colombian Consulate.
  • Gijon, 7.30pm event in the Plaza del Parchis.
  • Salamanca, 7pm event in the Plaza Mayor.
  • Palma de Mallorca, 8pm event in the Plaza Espana.
  • Tenerife, 5pm event in the Plaza de la Candelaria de Santa Cruz.
  • Valencia, 8pm event in the Plaza de la Virgen.
  • Switzerland

  • Bern, 5pm event in the Waisenhausplatz.
  • Geneva, 5pm event in front of the Poste de Montblanc.
  • Austria

  • Vienna, 6pm event in the San Stephan Cathederal.
  • Belgium

  • Brussels, 1pm event in the Place Luxemburg.
  • Italy

  • Turin, 11am-5pm vigil at the corner of Via Verdu and Via Sant'Ottavio in front of the Palazzo Nuovo.
  • Sweden

  • Stockholm, 6pm event, location not yet known.
  • Umea, 5pm event at Radhustorget.
  • Norway

  • Oslo, 6pm event at the Oslo Parliament building.
  • Stavanger, 7pm event in the Plaza de la Cultura.
  • Ireland

  • Dublin, 6pm march from the Post Office in O'Connell Street.
  • Netherlands

  • The Hague, 6pm event at Het Plein.
  • United States

  • Washington, midday event in the Dupont Circle.
  • New York, 4pm vigil in front of the Colombian Mission to the United Nations (140 E 57th Street, Lexington).
  • Miami, 6pm vigil in front of the Colombian Consulate.
  • Boston, 4pm march along Park Street.
  • San Francisco, 7pm event at the Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission Street.
  • Chicago, 6pm event, location not yet known.
  • Minneapolis, 6pm vigil at Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, 2742 15th Avenue South.
  • Canada

  • Montreal, 6pm event at the Simon Bolivar cultural centre at 394, boul de Maisonneuve Ouest.
  • Toronto, midday vigil at 1 Dundas West outside the Eaton Centre.
  • Ottawa, midday event at the Colline Parliament Building.
  • Quebec, various different events: 10am at the Charles de Koninck building at the University of Laval; midday in front of the Gabrielle Roy Library; 5pm march from the Gran Teatro de Quebec towards the Plaza D'Youville.
  • Australia

  • Sydney, 11am rally in front of the Colombian Consulate (100 Walker Street).
  • Melbourne, 1pm rally in front of Parliament House, Spring Street.
  • Perth, 5pm vigil at the Wesley Church, Hay Street.
  • Argentina

  • Buenos Aires, 11am event in the Plaza San Martin and 5pm vigil at the Obelisco.
  • Chile

  • Santiago, 7pm event at the intersection of Alameda and Calle Ahumada.
  • Ecuador

  • Quito, 11am march from the Plaza Foch to the Colombian Embassy (Colon 113 and Amazonas).
  • Venezuela

  • Caracas, 10pm event in the Plaza Brion de Chacaito followed by a march to the Colombian Embassy.
  • Maracaibo, 10am march from the Plaza Angel to the Colombian Consulate.
  • San Cristobal, 10am event in front of the Colombian Consulate.
  • Barinas, 10am event in front of the Colombian Consulate.
  • Merida, 9.30am march from the Youth Institute of Merida to the Colombian Consulate.
  • Barquisimeto, 10am event in front of the Colombian Consulate.
  • Puerto Ayacucho, 10am event in front of the Colombian Consulate.
  • Valencia, 10am event in front of the Colombian Consulate.
  • Nueva Esparta, 10am event in the Plaza Bolivar.
  • Maturin, 9am event in the Plaza Bolivar.
  • Puerto La Cruz, 10am event in front of the Colombian Consulate.
  • Mexico

  • Mexico City, 1pm event in front of the Colombian Embassy.
  • Uruguay

  • Montevideo, 6.30pm event in the Plaza Libertad.


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