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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Releases a Statement on State Killings of Colombian Protestors

May 6, 2021

QUEENS, NY — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released the following statement on the state killings of Colombian protestors and the hundreds more injured in recent demonstrations against anti-working class reforms.

"We stand with our Colombian brothers and sisters, in NY-14 and abroad, against the state killings of protestors. All people should have a fundamental right to demonstrate against their elected leaders. These citizens were protesting against anti-working class reforms and, for that, they lost their lives. There must be accountability for the long string of human rights abuses exercised by the Colombian government."