Colombian President Gustavo Petro announced the list of artists who will take part in the so-called March for Life, which he convened last week from New York, where he addressed the UN General Assembly.
At noon on September 24, the Colombian president published the promotional video of the demonstration day on his X account and announced the artists who will accompany him These include: Aterciopelados, Systema Solar, La 33, Adriana Lucía, La Pacifican Power, Plu con plá, Rap Bang Club.
According to a video that President Petro released and later deleted, Aterciopelados would take part in the March for Life.
However, the president deleted the publication after a few minutes, possibly due to the trill with which Adriana Lucía, one of the artists who expressed her support during the election campaign and gave a concert in the midst of the national strike against the Duque government, refused to participate .
Adriana Lucía had written: “With all the respect in the world, I inform you that I am not part of this concert. “I am currently out of the country fulfilling some commitments.”. But after a few minutes he deleted the post, following in the president’s footsteps.
Adriana Lucía voted for Gustavo Petro in the last elections. | Photo: Twitter: Adriana Lucía/SEMANA
The concert would begin at 11 a.m. in Plaza de Bolívar, according to the trill that the president released and then deleted. Seemingly, Following the event, President Petro gave a speech to Colombians.
In any case, it has not been confirmed whether President Petro will give a speech like he did on May 1, International Workers’ Day, when he called for marches. At that time, he called on Colombians to support the social reforms that his government was introducing in Congress. However, the labor reform did not receive the green light in the first legislative period.
The goal of the “March for Life”
The first time President Petro called for the March for Life was in New York on September 27, ahead of his speech to the United Nations. At that time the President wrote in X:
“Here in New York, tens of thousands of people are taking to the streets to demand faster decarbonization of the economy. These are the great mobilizations of humanity for life. In Colombia we will march for life on September 27th“.
President of the Republic, Gustavo Petro, from the balcony of the Casa de Nariño. | Photo: Guillermo Torres /week
But the president did not just call for a “March for Life” that day. In fact, he continued to do so despite a tweet that was rejected by parts of Colombian politics.
This was the attack that occurred hours after the attack on a police station in the city of Timba, Buenos Aires (Cauca), which left two civilians dead, including a school teacher.
After the attack in Timba, part of the police station and the surrounding houses were preserved. Three people died and five others were injured. Six houses were also destroyed in the area. | Photo: Aymer Andrés Álvarez/El País