Riot police and soldiers have been deployed in Colombia for what is expected to be its biggest national strike in years.

Border crossings have also been closed to prevent foreigners from joining in the anti-government protests.

Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti has the latest from the capital Bogota.

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