Colombia farmers’ strike gets Bogota marchers’ support

Español: La Plaza de Bolívar de Bogotá y el Ce...

Español: La Plaza de Bolívar de Bogotá y el Cerro de Monserrate (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

They all converged on Bogota‘s main square, Plaza de Bolivar, on Thursday to make their grievances heard.

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