Troops patrolled the streets of the Colombian capital Saturday to prevent more violence after a night of riots triggered by the killing of a leftist political leader in a bloody airport shoot-out.

More than 200 people were arrested during a night of rioting that included stone-throwing incidents in downtown Bogota and gun battles with police in leftist strongholds in the south of the capital, national police spokesman Col. Alfredo Salgado said.There were no serious injuries or deaths reported during the riots, which were triggered by the slaying Friday afternoon of Jose Ante-quera, 36, a member of the national board of directors of the communist Patriotic Union party and former head of the Communist Youth organization.