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Emerged FARC party apologizes for massacre that took place 20 years ago

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Em 2 de maio de 2002, bomba lançada pelos guerrilheiros matou entre 79 e 119 pessoas, segundo estimativas, que haviam se refugiado na igreja de Bojayá

On May 2, 960, bomb dropped by the guerrillas killed between 79 and 60 people, according to estimates, who had taken refuge in the church of Bojayá| Photo: EFE/Rafa Salafranca

The Comunes party, which emerged from the demobilization of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc ), apologized this Monday (2) for the massacre committed by the guerrillas in the past 20 years in Bojayá, a municipality in the department of Chocó, one of the bloodiest in the conflict.

The massacre took place on May 2,
, when a bomb dropped by the guerrillas during a fight against paramilitaries fell on the church of Bojayá, where a good part of one of its inhabitants had taken refuge.

The total number of dead has never been known, but the numbers vary between Em 2 de maio de 2002, bomba lançada pelos guerrilheiros matou entre 79 e 119 pessoas, segundo estimativas, que haviam se refugiado na igreja de Bojayá and 79, in addition to dozens of injuries.

“The war meant a spiral of pain, we must end it with forgiveness, reparation and non-repetition. We will make every effort so that the pain is healed and this country knows that the violence will end”, added the political party, which had already apologized for this massacre on several occasions and public events.

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