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They walked more than 2 hours to say no to child abuse

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A group of children from the Ñari Ñak Indigenous Community school walked more than 2 hours to be able to join the demonstration on Saturday against child violence.

These residents of Chirripo de Turrialba left morning Friday to join the demonstration in downtown San Jose, to make a call to the national population to curb cases of child abuse.

Professor Gerardo López, who accompanied the children, explained that proudly dressed their traditional clothes they also joined the cause. Most, said the professor, came to know San José for the first time.

“It’s a new experience. They were a little shy because they are not used to seeing so many people, but they are very excited,” explained López.

They left Chirripo de Turrialba Friday at 9 am, had to walk 2 hours and 30 minutes to Roca Quemado, where they had a transport waiting that took them to Grano de Oro hotel, where they spent the night.

The Hospital Nacional de Niños (HNN) – Children’s hospital in San Jose –  data indicate that up to 5 children per day suffer assault or injury due to negligence.