The farmers say the government’s agricultural policies are driving them into bankruptcy.
The president said the demonstrations were valid, but urged protesters to keep them peaceful. Some marchers have clashed with police.
Negotiations to end the protests, which started 11 days ago, remain deadlocked.
The protests have united potato growers and milk producers with teachers, health workers and students.
- Colombia leader acknowledges farm sector crisis (miamiherald.com)
- Colombia troops to patrol Bogota after protests (arunbabyveranakunnel.wordpress.com)
- Colombia braced for major nationwide protests (theguardian.com)