Agence France-PresseMarch 20, 2014 13:01
The FARC guerrilla group Thursday condemned Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos' ouster of Bogota's elected mayor, warning it undermined confidence in peace talks underway in Havana.
Santos dismissed Gustavo Petro, a leftist former guerrilla, from the high profile position on Wednesday over the objections of international rights monitors.
Voicing his outrage, Petro called for a general strike.
"The Colombian people should go on general strike, and peacefully so," to reject the move, Petro told a rally of about 1,500 supporters.