Colombia president calls troops to patrol capital

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos is calling in troops to patrol the capital following a night of disturbances in which at least two people died.

Santos announced Friday that "to assure normality," he has "ordered the militarization of Bogota."

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He did not say how many troops would be involved or how long the measure would extend.

Violence broke out during the night after relatively peaceful protests by students supporting striking farmers.

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