I don’t quite understand what exactly the protesting coffee farmers are demanding, but they are obviously unhappy about the whole situation of coffee farming in Colombia and want their government to take some form of action. One action that the government quite clearly did take was send riot police in. That’ll teach them…
Coffee farmer in this photo and video was, from what I understand shot in the hand with a grenade. The video doesn’t show much of what lead to his blasted hand, just the aftermath but it’s pretty graphic. It looks like one of those accidents involving homemade firecrackers.
That leads me to a question – was he actually shot in the hand with the grenade or was he perhaps like: “Oh, look… a grenade. I wonder what happens if I pick it up and play with it…”?
Either way I feel for the farmer. His bread involved manual labor and if it was hard for him to make ends meet before, now that his hand is mutilated, it’s gonna be even harder. I don’t know how it works in Colombia, but I hope he had some kind of insurance that will take care of him post accident.
Props to Best Gore member Split you open for the video: