Minute by minute: Labor Day marches and protests in Colombia

Thousands of workers and union movements, as well as other groups, participate in the traditional protests on International Labor Day.

The call for the marches is to mobilize for decent work, right to health, right to pension, fair wages and job stability.

In the case of Bogotá, the idea is that the concentrations end in the Casa de Nariño, where President Gustavo Petro will be addressed to the public.

(See: Labor Day: meeting points and march schedules in the country).

10:20 a.m. The marches advance along Carrera Séptima, in Bogotá, to reach Plaza de Bolívar.

10:17 a.m. The mobilization begins in the Castilla neighborhood with destination Parque de los Deseos, in Medellín. Various groups of trade unionists are meeting to support the reforms of President Petro.


Marches of May 1.


10:10 a.m. From the Bogotá Ombudsman they monitor the development of the mobilization that begins from the National Park by the workers’ unions, around 5,000 people move towards the Plaza de Bolívar

10 a.m. Due to mobilization unrelated to the operation, TransMilenio reported that it does not have access to the Caracas trunk road at the height of Calle 73 in both directions.

9:45 a.m. TransMilenio, in Bogotá, reported that, due to the marches, the JF23 service begins to return to the Mariposa sector. The Gold Museum station is closed.

9:40 a.m. Demonstration begins at Carrera 7 with Calle 39, in Bogotá. Total affectation of the corridor is generated.

9:15 a.m. The marches in Barranquilla advance with the flags of the different unions, among them, the workers of energy companies in Colombia (Sintraelecol) and Adea.

9 a.m. In complete normality the two demonstrations began in Cali for Labor Day. One, from Loma de la Cruz, on Fifth Street and then head to the central park of the Obrero neighborhood.

8:40 a.m. The Metropolitan Police of Barranquilla announced the installation of the Unified Command Post (PMU) with dependencies of the District and the Government of the Atlantic.

8:30 a.m. Hundreds of citizens begin to arrive at the meeting point of the Labor Day mobilization in Medellín.

Marches in Medellin

Marches in Medellin.


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