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Colombia peace marches draw thousands

Rallies held in support of peace talks with the Farc but critics fear movement being used as a front for rebels’ return to politics

Peter Bolton in Bogotá and , Latin America correspondent, Wednesday 10 April 2013 02.50 BST

Tens of thousands of Colombians have taken to the streets of Bogotá in support of peace talks aimed at ending Latin America’s longest-running insurgency.

Wearing white, playing music and chanting “We want peace,” the dense crowds marched towards the Plaza Bolivar where they were joined by President Juan Manuel Santos.

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