Colombians Take to the Streets in Huge Numbers to Protest FARC Guerillas

Colombians Take to the Streets in Huge Numbers to Protest FARC Guerillas

BOGOTÁ, Colombia -- Oscar Morales never imagined that his idea a month ago to mobilize a protest march on Facebook against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) would turn into the biggest protest march against an illegal armed group in Colombia's history.

On Monday, from Colombia's border jungle towns to the capital, an estimated 4.8 million Colombians took to the streets in protest against leftist guerrillas. They were joined by thousands of other Colombians in some 130 cities across the world, with the biggest rallies taking place in Latin American capitals, Madrid and Washington.

Public schools closed for the day and much of Colombia came to a standstill as marchers wearing white t-shirts and waving flags denouncing the FARC congregated in the country's main squares.

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