Nov 14, 2019
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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.
As Common Dreams reported, a mass demonstration movement against the unelected government of interim acting President Jeanine Anez spread across the country Friday. Protesters are demanding Anez step down and that Morales be restored to power.
\u201c#Bolivie On signale que la police a utilis\u00e9 des gaz lacrymog\u00e8ne contre les producteurs agricoles protestant \u00e0 #Sacaba (#Cochabamba)\nLa pr\u00e9sidente par interim #JeanineAnez\na annonc\u00e9 que des groupes arm\u00e9s subversifs avaient \u00e9t\u00e9 identifi\u00e9s\n#Bolivia #EvoMorales\u201d— Rebecca Rambar (@Rebecca Rambar) 1573600598
"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.
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\u201cFootage 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. https://t.co/phGHgJPsea\u201d— Dan Cohen (@Dan Cohen) 1573855771
\u201cM\u00e1s imagenrs de la brutal represion en Cochabamba, #Bolivia\nDenuncian al menos 4 asesinados por los militares\u201d— PULSO de los pueblos (@PULSO de los pueblos) 1573855003
\u201cMilitary and police shoot coca growers in Huayllani as they attempt to march to Cochabamba. State violence in Bolivia\u201d— AndeanInfoNet (@AndeanInfoNet) 1573854434
\u201c#Bolivia \ud83c\udde7\ud83c\uddf4: several #Morales supporters suffered gun shot wounds from the police during clashes outside of #Cochabamba\u201d— Thomas van Linge (@Thomas van Linge) 1573855588
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