August 30, 2021
Enforced disappearances are a crime against humanity that corrupt governments in the Global South systematically use to repress their peoples.
Colombia is one of the worst countries to be an activist; especially an environmental activist, as they are disappeared and forcibly murdered in alarming numbers every year.
To draw attention to this sad fact, the Colombian community in London is planning a memory exercise on August 30, International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.
The organizers of the photoshoot are looking for 6402 volunteer models who will lie on the ground to be filmed with a drone. They are also looking for stewards and support staff.
The "6402 Performance" will be a visual arts installation, which is part of a coordinated day of action in different cities around the world demanding justice.
Why 6402 ?
According to the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP),in the years between 2002 and 2008. More than 6,402 civilians were kidnapped, killed and later presented as "killed in combat." These atrocities were perpetrated by the Colombian State to make the world believe that they were effectively fighting narco-terrorism in the country.
The intellectuals responsible for these crimes continue to enjoy impunity in Colombia.
Please, come to join this call for justice:
August 30 at King's Stairs Gardens, Jamaica Road, London SE16 4RS.
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information contact:
Fact check references :
International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance, August 30
Colombia army 'behind 6,400 extrajudicial killings'
Environmental defenders in Colombia are being killed in alarming numbers