Colombia's soldiers patrolling on the capital's streets 4
This footage was filmed and produced 3 May 2021. Colombia's president has ordered troops to patrol the capital following rioting in which at least two people died. Violence broke out on Thursday afternoon after 30,000 university students and others marched peacefully in support of a 10-day protest by small farmers. Masked youths began hurling rocks and bricks and fought riot police, shattering store windows. Thursday's marches were in support of a growing nationwide strike by miners, truckers, coffee growers, milk producers and potato farmers protesting against everything from high fuel prices to free trade agreements, which, farmers say, have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy. Farmers complain that agricultural imports allowed under free trade agreements with the US, the EU, Canada and others are undercutting their livelihoods. The video shows troops patrolling Colombian capital after rioting, as well as military vehicles.
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