Luis Diaz breaks his silence after the Liverpool star's father was kidnapped in Colombia... as a march is held to call for his release amid an ongoing search by the military and police

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  • A wide march was held successful Diaz's hometown of Barrancas connected Tuesday night
  • The Liverpool prima urged supporters to be to telephone for his father's release 
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By Michael Pavitt For Mailonline

Published: 20:24 EDT, 31 October 2023 | Updated: 20:29 EDT, 31 October 2023

Luis Diaz has surgery his soundlessness pursuing nan kidnapping of his parents successful Colombia, pinch nan Liverpool prima urging followers to march to telephone for nan merchandise of his missing father.

Diaz was told astir his parents being kidnapped connected Saturday evening, little than 24 hours earlier Liverpool's 3-0 triumph against Nottingham Forest astatine Anfield.

His mother, Cilenis Marulanda, has since been freed from nan kidnappers, but nan whereabouts of his father, Luis Manuel, stay unknown.


Diaz shared a station connected Instagram of a planned march successful Colombia, featuring a photograph of Luis Manuel.

The station invited nan ‘whole community’ and urged them to ‘bring your candle to ray nan ray of hope, pinch nan image ending pinch nan impulse to nan captors to ‘free him now’.

Liverpool prima Luis Diaz encouraged supporters to be a march to telephone for his father's release

The march took spot successful their hometown of Barrancas pinch supporters holding achromatic balloons

Footage of nan march successful their hometown of Barrancas showed supporters carrying achromatic balloons and chanting for nan merchandise of Diaz’s father. 

Police person been carrying retired patrols crossed nan Perija upland scope successful hunt of Diaz's father, amid concerns he whitethorn person been smuggled over Colombia's separator into Venezuela.

Colombia's nationalist constabulary head Gen William Salamanca joined nan hunt connected Monday, pinch nan scope covered by a forest.

He definitive be aware connected reports Luis Manuel whitethorn person already been taken into Venezuela, fixed nan difficultly of crossing nan range.

More specifications of nan kidnapping person emerged recently, pinch Semana's study claiming Diaz's parents were buying watermelons erstwhile they were taken by 4 equipped men connected motorcycles.

After nan constabulary enacted a 'padlock' cognition to find nan couple, nan assailants reportedly abandoned Diaz's stolen car and continued connected 3 motorcycles, 2 of which were taken from civilians.

Diaz's mother was freed from her ordeal pinch a reward of 200 cardinal Colombian pesos [around £40,000] offered by nan authorities for information.

The Colombian service person since issued a connection confirming Diaz's begetter is still being looked for pinch nan assistance of 'two motorised platoons, unmanned aircraft, checkpoints, helicopters, a level pinch specialised radar and much than 120 men'.

Diaz was reportedly persuaded not to return location amid concerns for his ain safety

A reward of astir £40,000 has been offered for accusation astir Luis Diaz's father's kidnapping

Colombia's nationalist constabulary director Gen William Salamanca joined nan hunt connected Monday

Liverpool's adjunct coach Lijnders has provided an update connected really nan nine are trying to thief Diaz pursuing nan distressing incident.

'Lucho is nan feline who ever smiles. We really attraction astir him,' Lijnders said.

'We effort to support him arsenic overmuch arsenic we can. A batch of things are retired of our hands. We believe that they find his dada and everything is good. The full nine is down him.'

According to a study from Colombian mag Semana, Diaz was keen to return to his state of commencement to effort and find his father, but he was persuaded by relatives to enactment successful England.

This determination was made aft concerns were raised astir his ain information if he opted to spell backmost to Colombia. 

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