Dozens of police officers and employees from an oilfield company were taken hostage after a violent protest in Colombia on Thursday.

According to Police, violence erupted in a rural part of the San Vicente del Caguan municipality, where protesters from rural and indigenous communities, Colombia’s national, attacked an oil field belonging to the company Emerald Energy.

The report says, protesters blocked access to the oil field to demand the company help fix roads in the region.

BBC/Taiwo Akinola

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