“State violence in Bolivia.”
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Bolivian security forces opened fire on Indigenous protesters Friday in the city of Cochabamba in response to demonstrations against the right-wing regime that forced democratically-elected President Evo Morales to resign on Sunday.
“This is what a dictatorship looks like,” said attorney and activist Eva Golinger in a tweet sharing images of police forces opening fire on protesters.
— Eva Golinger (@evagolinger) November 15, 2019
As Common Dreams reported, a mass demonstration movement against the unelected government of interim acting President Jeanine Añez spread across the country Friday. Protesters are demanding Añez step down and that Morales be restored to power.
#Bolivie On signale que la police a utilisé des gaz lacrymogène contre les producteurs agricoles protestant à #Sacaba (#Cochabamba)
La présidente par interim #JeanineAnez
a annoncé que des groupes armés subversifs avaient été identifiés#Bolivia #EvoMorales pic.twitter.com/XdlYmdJNZ5
— Rebecca Rambar (@RebeccaRambar) November 15, 2019
“Footage emerging from Cochabamba, Bolivia shows the aftermath of a massacre of indigenous protesters carried out by coup soldiers and police,” tweeted filmmaker Dan Cohen. “This will be ignored by western media.”
Images and video from the protest and attack show the violence in explicit detail.
Footage emerging from Cochabamba, Bolivia shows the aftermath of a massacre of indigenous protesters carried out by coup soldiers and police. This will be ignored by western media. pic.twitter.com/phGHgJPsea
— Dan Cohen (@dancohen3000) November 15, 2019
— PULSO de los pueblos (@PULSOdlp) November 15, 2019
Military and police shoot coca growers in Huayllani as they attempt to march to Cochabamba. State violence in Bolivia pic.twitter.com/HZVNQ9DdRb
— AndeanInfoNet (@AndeanInfoNet) November 15, 2019
— Thomas van Linge (@ThomasVLinge) November 15, 2019
‘Stop the massacre!’ Evo Morales appeals to Bolivian military as 5 killed in crackdown by ‘interim’ government