Bolivia: Supporters of Morales march on La Paz to demand resignation of interim government

Nov.15, 2019


Residents of El Alto, a city near the Bolivia’s administrative capital, marched to La Paz on Thursday to demand the resignation of the interim government.
Footage shows thousands of demonstrators in traditional costumes carrying Wiphala – the multicoloured flag of indigenous groups. The march 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.