Friday, February 24, 2006

Libertad por Ingrid Betancourt


Ingrid Betancourt is a Franco-Colombian lady who ran for Presidency in Colombia in 2002. Unfortunately, on February 23, that same year, she got abducted by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc, in French). Since then (that is, for 4 years now...), she is being kept prisoner somewhere in Colombia together with 4 000 other hostages. Yesterday, to make sure we would not forget about her, her committee organized a demonstration on the Pont des Arts (as shown on this shot). I also took these photos.

22 comments:

  1. Well done!!! I love these photographs, all of them, and the thought! Thank you for posting that! :D

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  2. That's so sad...thanks for this info Eric

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  3. Brrrr.... it must be cold there - I see this on people's faces ;)

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  4. I love this bridge. I hope that people won't forget about these political prisoners.

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  5. She wrote a wonderful book before being abducted, "Till Death Do Us Part".

    Great photos, thanks Eric.

    PS, and I hate to be so pedantic, it's Colombia, not Columbia :-)

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  6. What a beautiful photo and what a sad story!

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  7. Paris is beautiful even on a grey day.

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  8. I agree with Lisi, it is a beautiful city. I'd only add, "even on a sad day". The story of Ingrid Betancourt is very interesting when you read the website. They haven't had word about her still being alive in quite sometime, but a dedicated group of family and friends still remember her and ensure she is covered in the media. Dedication.

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  9. Merci, Eric pour votre confiance. J'adore ton blog. Il me donne un petit peu de plaisir chaque jour. Paris me manque enormement! :-)

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  10. Hi Eric,
    thanks for the reminder and the great photo

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  11. Very moving, I totally agree. Let us not forget those political prisoners. I hope that Ingrid will be free again some day soon.

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  12. Such a beautiful city= thank you for sharing.

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  13. What a great photograph for a remembrance of someone great.

    The background almost looks like a painting and the people on the bridge seem to be looking at it.

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  14. Wow this picture has so much meaning behind it I'm at loss for words. Thank you for sharing. Just captivating!

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  15. Hey Eric,

    I know you are aware that your blog made it into the Lonely Planet blog guide for France, but did you see that you made it to their homepage?
    http://www.lonelyplanet.fr

    And I quote,

    "Blog n°5 : Clic Clac Paris

    Éric n’a pas sa langue dans sa poche ni son appareil photo dans son sac puisqu’il émet, sur un ton espiègle, un billet par jour autour d’une photo insolite de Paris..."

    Not bad, not bad! ;-)

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  16. Ben, dis donc! Tu es sur les chemins de la gloire: Sur la homepage de lonely planet. Rien que ça. Félicitations!!!
    Faut dire que ton blog est super et le merite bien
    Et bravo pour ton appel presque mine de rien en faveur de cette pauvre Ingrid Bétancourt

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  17. la france est mobilisée, j'ai fait le meme sujet ce matin sur DP Evry.
    Belles photos, pour un sujet grave

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  18. Bojour:

    written 7-4-2008


    Now that she is free, I hope somehow she sees your fine full documentation of the efforts of these dedicated Parisians on my favorite bridge.

    Steve in chilly Chicago

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