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Colombian troops patrol capital after riots

Troops guard streets as farmers protesting over poverty announce end to blockades across country.

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Colombian soldiers are patrolling the streets of the capital, Bogota, after riots in which at least two people died, while farmers said they were lifting road blockades throughout the country after 11 days of protests.

Soldiers were seen guarding vandalised shops and fuel stations in Bosa, a suburb of Bogota, which saw an estimated 50 businesses damaged by protesters on Thursday night.

Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from Bogota.

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