Agence France-PresseMarch 20, 2014 10:24
Defying international rights monitors, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday dismissed Bogota's elected mayor, Gustavo Petro.
Petro claims that the conservative Santos is targeting him, a leftist former guerrilla, for political reasons.
Voicing his outrage, Petro called for a general strike.
"The Colombian people should go on general strike, and peacefully so," to reject the move, Petro told a rally of about 1,500 supporters.