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Violence erupts as protesting Colombia farmers march on Bogota

Student demonstrators take part in a protest against agricultural and trade policies in Bogota, Colombia, on Aug. 29, 2013.John Vizcaino / Reuters
<!-- vine-media type="image" id="20258112" --> <!-- vine-media type="pad" id="1" --> <p> <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/id/52880388" target="_blank">Thousands of Colombian farmers and state workers marched through Bogota on Thursday</a>, banging pots and pans as they converged on the capital after 11 days of increasingly violent protests against agricultural and trade policies they say have left them impoverished.</p> <!-- vine-media type="pad" id="2" --> <p>Students wearing balaclavas pelted shop windows with rocks near the capital's main square and clashed with riot police who fired tear gas to disperse them. Bogota imposed a curfew in three of the more populated areas of the city after violence continued into the night.</p> <!-- vine-media type="pad" id="3" --> <p>"Long live the farmers' strike! Food sovereignty," protesters chanted as they waved anti-government banners. <em><a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/id/52880388" target="_blank">Read the full story</a></em>.</p>