This Thursday took place the inauguration of the Picacho Metrocable, line P, in the city of Medellín. President Iván Duque and other local authorities attended the event.
The president got into one of the booths, together with Mayor Daniel Quintero, to experience how the route is carried out through this new Metrocable line, which will facilitate the transport of thousands of citizens who live in some communes of the capital of Antioquia.
As reported by the journalist Clara Giraldo, some inhabitants threw stones at one of the cabins of the Metrocable because they thought Duque was mobilizing there. Videos recorded at the scene of the events confirm that several people attacked the means of transport with blunt objects, although the images do not allow us to establish whether it was the same one in which the president was mobilizing.
“We are in Medellín, where we put the Picacho Metrocable, Line P, at the service, a friendly system with the environment and considered the urban transport of this type with the largest capacity in the world. This represents a better quality of life for citizens ”, Duque commented on his Twitter account, shortly before he got on as a passenger of this means of transport.
The president made an extensive tour in the last hours through various points in the department of Antioquia. In addition to inaugurating the Metrocable, Duque presented other road and social infrastructure projects in municipalities such as Venice and attended a dialogue session with young people within the framework of the so-called ‘Great Pact for Youth’.
Below, the videos that show how one of the cabins of the new Metrocable Picacho, in Medellín, was attacked with stones, as well as the images that were shared from the president’s Twitter account about the inauguration:
We lost all respect, today the 6th Metrocable of the @metrodemedellin; unfortunately there were some who threw objects at the cabin where the president was (presumably). Whatever it was, the Metro is not touched, except for the Metrocable.
Courtesy video pic.twitter.com/YYfHV0NFaZ
— ℂ𝕝𝕒𝕣𝕒 𝔾𝕚𝕣𝕒𝕝𝕕𝕠 (@claragiraldo) June 10, 2021
Today, several people throwing objects into the wagon where Mr. President Iván Duque was traveling, happened at the inauguration of the cable subway line P | @PoliciaMedellin @securitymed @QuinteroStreet pic.twitter.com/M33vNXK4yv
– Guardians Antioquia (@Guardianes_Ant) June 10, 2021
#At this time We are in Medellín, where we put the Picacho Metrocable, Line P, at the service, an environmentally friendly system and considered the urban transport of this type with the largest capacity in the world. This represents a better quality of life for citizens. pic.twitter.com/ylQiiSYNYx
– Iván Duque 🇨🇴 (@IvanDuque) June 10, 2021