Colombian opposition parties on Monday rejected the decision taken by the ex-number two of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and other former leaders of that guerrilla to take up arms again and invited civil society not to give up on the quest for peace.

On Aug. 29, Ivan Marquez, who was a leading figure in the conclusive peace talks with the government in 2016, announced in a video that he was taking up arms again. EFE-EPA