Rally in Colombia calls for Farc hostage release
7 December 2011 Last updated at 02:47 GMT
Tens of thousands of people across Colombia have taken part in protests against the left wing Farc rebel group.
Demonstrators in the main cities demanded the rebels free the hostages they hold, many of whom have been in captivity for over a decade.
President Juan Manuel Santos called on the Farc to release the hostages as a sign they want peace. Will Grant reports.