Colombian human rights defender escaped murder attempt

Human rights defender Francia Marquez has escaped an attempt to murder her on Saturday.

The afro-discendent Colombian leader was attacked by armed men and two of her bodyguards have been wounded. 

The human rights defender was in North Cauca preparing a meeting for the negotiations with the government in the framework of the social Minga (social strike). 

Francia Marquez has been awarded the Goldman Environment Prize in 2018.