However, we never contemplated that only a few weeks after giving up arms, not just the paramilitaries but the public force itself, would decided to openly commit the most abhorrent crimes, without even using their traditional ways of covering up illegal procedures.
The events of last October 5 in Tumaco, leave a balance of 15 peasants killed in cold blood, including a child as young as 13. In addition, at least 40 people were injured, this being a massacre, which can not go unnoticed and where the social and popular movement will close ranks to demand justice.
The peasants who were victims of militaristic terror were attacked with gunshot wounds in the framework of an operation of forced eradication, which, among other things, flagrantly violates point 4 of the Agreement signed in Havana, which the peasants know very well.
It awakens a deep feeling of repudiation of the way the Colombian State aims to arrive where it has never been able to arrive. It has never been education, health or the construction of roads and infrastructure the way the State has been present, but violence, repression, stigmatization and now barbarism.
The FARC expresses its solidarity with the families that have become victims today and we invite the country to mobilize and not allow those events to be turned into one more statistic. And let’s not allow that the Government mocks with fictitious versions of the tragedy that now deceives the entire Colombian people .