Several complaints were raised against Providencia Municipality from torture, abuse of power, illegal detention and persecution against street vendors or against those who protect them.
These conflicts have existed long ago, and even two months ago they were about 100 street vendors protest in front of the Providence municipality, claiming a work table to legitimize their work.
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That was it in July, that Mayor Evelyn Matei announced a plan to end street trading that street vendors "earn a lot of money without formalizing or wanting to formalize," ADN said.
In April this year, before the mayor announced the plan, he had already claimed that street trading was out of control, and that there were bands led by criminals behind the clashes.
What is happening now?
There was a new dispute over the municipality of Providencia, in particular with its municipal guards After this week, video footage appeared showing the interference of these watchers dressed in civilian clothes with apparently excessive force refers not only to the traders who have been invaded, but also to the passers-by to these inspections that they make on the spot.
Does the municipality's municipal police provide permission to use violence against street vendors? Or try to get a "detained" child under 13?
– Giorgio Jackson (@GiorgioJackson) 21 November 2018
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A debate opened in the same municipality, councilors are critical on this issue, while Mayor Evelyn Matthey defends the policy that has been developed so far.
The same was Matthew, who assured that "many street vendors are actually like poor people, but above all there are mafias behind them".
See the details of this news in Nicolás Muñoz's note in the attached video.