Colombia: Former FARC members march in Bogota over killings

Hundreds of demobilised former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) took to the streets of Bogota on Sunday to protest the reported killing of 236 ex-combatants since the signing of the 2016 peace agreement. The former FARC members were seen marching with Colombian and white flags, as part of a a 200-kilometre (125 miles) 'pilgrimage for life and peace' which started in the southern town of Mesetas. A former commander of the FARC, Sergio Marin, addressed the government of President Ivan Duque, saying «we want to leave behind such as assassination, death, torture, the disappearance, that we want to leave behind of those who commit themselves with heart and soul to build and to rebuild, to reconcile and reconcile the Colombian family.» The 2016 peace deal allowed the demobilisation of around 13,000 members of the group. The United Nations have however expressed concern about the implementation of the deal and the killings of former fighters.

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