The riot was triggered by an attempted mass breakout from La Modelo prison as the capital Bogota was on a weekend lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic.
Several thousand Colombians continued their protest against President Ivan Duque by banging pots and pans late into the evening in the latest show of rejection against his conservative government.
The march follows a deadly car bombing at a Bogota police academy attributed to rebels of the National Liberation Army that killed 21 people and left dozens wounded.
The bomb exploded at a police academy in capital Bogota, wounding dozens others in what the authorities condemned as "terrorism". Defence Minister Guillermo Botero blamed the attack on leftist rebel group.
The agreement reached by former Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC guerilla group faces new challenges under right-wing Ivan Duque's leadership.
The right-wing Ivan Duque, who is just 42 years old, succeeds Juan Manuel Santos — and could work to undo the deal his predecessor reached with leftist FARC guerrillas to end a half-century of conflict.
Ex-FARC guerrillas worry about conservative Ivan Duque’s win in the presidential election due to his promises to roll back the 2016 peace agreement that ended the decades-long conflict in the country.
Colombia's presidential election will decide the future of peace with Marxist rebels and the nation's economic model.
Calmest polls in half a century of conflict in Colombia, with the former rebel movement FARC spurning jungle warfare for politics, and the ELN – the country's last active rebel group – observing a ceasefire.
Colombia is one of the biggest flower exporters in the world, and their industry relies on seasonal workers to keep up with demand.
A partially-constructed bridge collapsed in central Colombia, killing at least nine construction workers and wounding five others.
Femicide is the killing of a woman by a man because of her gender and Latin America has the highest femicide rates in the world. Femicide victims often have a long history of domestic violence.
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