Colombia bids farewell to arms and civil war

FARC will now become a political movement after rebels handed over the last of their weapons to UN observers in a low-key event held in Colombia.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

FARC rebels wave flags of peace during the final act of abandonment of arms in Mesetas, Colombia, June 27,2017.

Colombia has bid farewell to arms and a 53-year-old civil war. In a low-key ceremony, held at a former FARC stronghold, rebels handed over the last of their weapons to UN observers.

The FARC will now become a political movement. The ceremony was attended by hundreds of former FARC fighters and prisoners of war.

Dimitri O'Donnell reports from Mesetas in Central Colombia.

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