Organizers of the indigenous march say Bolivian president Evo Morales,
Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón and Argentinian nobel prize winner Adolfo
Perez Esquivel are coming to Cali to show their support to the
thousands of indigenous on their way to Colombia’s third largest city.
Indigenous leader Feliciano Valencia told Caracol Radio Guatemalan indigenous leader and Nobel peace prize winner Rigoberta Menchú will join the natives too.
The protesters want Colombian President Álvaro Uribe to come to Cali too to talk about the return of stolen land, health care, education and protection from paramilitary groups they say increasingly are threatening the native Colombians.
Uribe is under increasing pressure after CNN broadcast footage of Colombian police shooting at the protesters. Uribe admitted a policemen had opened fire at the protesters, but insisted it was self made bombs that killed two protesters earlier this week in a village ahead of the march.
Colombian police chief Oscar Naranjo said Thursday he is investigating the possibility that more than one policemen had opened fire at the marching indigenous.
The 10,000 plus native Colombians in the meanwhile have continued their march and hope to arrive in Cali this weekend