Thousands have gathered near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, to protest against kidnappings in Colombia. The rally is one of a number of similar events around the world. Recently released hostage, Ingrid Betancourt, called on her captors, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, to free all those still in captivity.
“100,000 artists and thousands of Colombians are linked with us by love,” Ingrid Betancourt said. “Their hearts beat with the same rhythm as ours, with just one dream, just one dream – freedom for all.”