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Thousands march in Colombia to commemorate victims and support peace process

  • LGBT activists take part in a march for peace on the National Day of Memory and Solidarity with Victims of the Armed Conflict, in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, April 9, 2015. Thousands of marchers waved white flags and paraded through cities across the country Thursday to support peace talks between the government and guerrillas, and pay tribute to victims of the nation's armed conflict. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    LGBT activists take part in a march for peace on the National Day of Memory and Solidarity with Victims of the Armed Conflict, in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, April 9, 2015. Thousands of marchers waved white flags and paraded through cities across the country Thursday to support peace talks between the government and guerrillas, and pay tribute to victims of the nation's armed conflict. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)  (The Associated Press)

  • LGBT activists take part in a march for peace on the National Day of Memory and Solidarity with Victims of the Armed Conflict, in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, April 9, 2015. Thousands of marchers waved white flags and paraded through cities across the country Thursday to support peace talks between the government and guerrillas, and pay tribute to victims of the nation's armed conflict. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    LGBT activists take part in a march for peace on the National Day of Memory and Solidarity with Victims of the Armed Conflict, in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, April 9, 2015. Thousands of marchers waved white flags and paraded through cities across the country Thursday to support peace talks between the government and guerrillas, and pay tribute to victims of the nation's armed conflict. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, left, and Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro, light a peace flame before the start of a march for peace on the National Day of Memory and Solidarity with Victims of the Armed Conflict, in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, April 9, 2015. Thousands of marchers waved white flags and paraded through cities across the country Thursday to support peace talks between the government and guerrillas, and pay tribute to victims of the nation's armed conflict. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, left, and Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro, light a peace flame before the start of a march for peace on the National Day of Memory and Solidarity with Victims of the Armed Conflict, in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, April 9, 2015. Thousands of marchers waved white flags and paraded through cities across the country Thursday to support peace talks between the government and guerrillas, and pay tribute to victims of the nation's armed conflict. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)  (The Associated Press)

Colombia has extended a suspension of air attacks on the country's main rebel movement amid a day of marches in support of peace.

Thousands of marchers waved white flags and paraded through cities across the country Thursday to support peace talks between the government and guerrillas, and pay tribute to victims of the nation's armed conflict.

President Juan Manuel Santos led more than 8,000 people through Bogota, marching alongside victims who suffered at the hands of rebels and paramilitary groups.

Speaking at the presidential palace, he announced a one-month extension of the order he gave in March that the military suspend air attacks on camps of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia

The two parties have been in negotiations in Havana since 2012 to end Colombia's half-century-old conflict.