For this May 1, within the framework of the commemoration of Labor Day, the National Government called a march in support of the reforms that are being carried out in the country.
(IMF recommendations on reforms in Colombia).
“We need a strong popular movement that knows how to handle information, know when we are being deceived, know when to react, know when, as they say out there now, they are not going to give a ‘soft coup’. I tell them not to even think about it, because the people already know what to do”said President Petro.
According to a message, which was retweeted by the president, the call seeks for workers to take to the streets on May 1 to “defend decent work and social justice embodied in the reforms of change”.
The Government has summoned workers and workers, community members, youth to take to the STREETS on May 1 to defend decent work and social justice embodied in the CHANGE REFORMS. President @petrogustavo He will make his address from the balcony of the Palace. pic.twitter.com/tnpFbErTdI
— Resistance in Colombia (@ColResistiendo) March 27, 2023
For that day, a speech by the president would be scheduled from the balcony of the Palacio de Nariño.
(Petro’s first major defeat: they withdraw the political reform project).
Every May 1, unions and worker groups march to commemorate Labor Day.