Caracol Noticias says that there has been a disagreement between the government and Emerald for a long time. People there get mad and set businesses on fire.
Colombians were upset about how bad the roads were, so they raided an area owned by a part of China’s Sinochem Group and took more than 80 police officers and oil workers hostage. In this, a police officer and a civilian died. Thursday, videos on social media show how unarmed policemen were taken away in a truck.
After a group of people went into an area owned by Emerald Energy, a subsidiary of Sinochem, there were fights between the people and the police. Caracol Noticias says that there has been a disagreement between the government and Emerald for a long time. People there get mad and set businesses on fire. Because of this, it has a big effect on how much money they make. On Twitter on Friday, President Gustavo Petro said that Defense Minister Ivan Velasquez would be in charge of stopping the violence in San Jose del Caguan.
Ombu block has been closed for 40 days because of fighting.
In separate tweets, he asked the Red Cross to help the hostages and said that the violence was caused by “groups that want to destroy this government and plunge Colombia into war.” In a statement, the ACP, or the Colombian Oil and Gas Association, condemned the violence in the Capella A field, which is part of the Ombu block and has been closed for 40 days because of violence. Is.