1M-Plus March for Colombian Hostages
Cities across the globe show support for captives
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2008 6:50 PM CDT
Demonstrators protest at Bogota's main square against kidnapping in Bogota, Sunday, July 20, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – More than a million people marched in Bogota, Columbia and other world capitals today demanding the freedom of captives held hostage by leftist rebels in the Columbian jungle, AFP reports. Recently liberated captive Ingrid Betancourt led chants of "No More hostages" in Paris on Columbia's independence day, as famous musicians from across the globe staged a concert there.

Rallies to free the estimated 2,700 hostages held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the National Liberation Army took place in 1,000 towns and cities across Colombia, as well as Madrid and other European cities. A crowd of thousands also gathered outside the White House.