Bolivia: Clashes break out between police and pro-Morales protesters

16 ноября 2019 г. 2:44

Clashes erupted as police fired teargas at supporters of former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who were marching in La Paz to demand the resignation of the interim government on Friday. Footage shows the arrest of two protesters, with one of them saying «you can search my backpack,» while he's being apprehended. Protesters, some of them with Wiphala flags, were also seen trying to pull down a tin fence and later running amid teargas smoke fired by police forces. The demonstration came two days after senator Jeanine Anez declared herself an interim president at a Parliament session after former leader Evo Morales fled to Mexico. The extraordinary session was boycotted by Morales' socialist party (MAS). The departure of Morales and Anez' recognition by Senate as the new president increased tensions between supporters and opponents of the former leader.

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