After several hours occupying the Cathedral of Bogota on Thursday, some 250 guerilla fighters and paramilitary groups have left the church. The soldiers had occupied the Cathedral in order to call the government’s attention to the issue of monthly payments and commitments.
The soldiers met in groups with government official Frank Pearl in order to lay out their demands. Officials called the pressure “unacceptable.”
On Thursday morning, the soldiers forced worshipers to leave the church and announced their intention to occupy it for an indefinite period of time.