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Colombian students march for peace

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 00:45

Thousands march in Bogota to demand a swift solution to Colombia's halted peace process with Marxist insurgents. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) 5089-COLOMBIA-PEACE/MARCH ROUGH CUT Colombian students march for peace Thousands march in Bogota to demand a swift solution to Colombia's halted peace process with Marxist insurgents. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Thousands marched to Bogota's central plaza on Thursday (October 20) evening to demand a swift solution to Colombia's halted peace process with Marxist insurgents. "We are ready" and "Agreements now" read some of the signs carried by university students in the latest of a series of marches in the capital since the nation narrowly voted to reject a peace agreement signed by the government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The government has since been meeting with representatives of the right wing opposition and others who campaigned against the deal in hopes the rebels will accept changes to the accord. As the march progressed, President Juan Manuel Santos said in a televised address that several modifications to the peace deal suggested by the opposition are "not viable". He added that he was committed to salvaging the accord, and will take some opposition suggestions for changes to the accord to FARC leaders.

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Colombian students march for peace

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 00:45