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Number of dead in riots in Bolivia increases

The number is increased in the case of a collision between supporters of the outgoing President of Bolivia, Evo Morales with the security forces people killed on nine. The Ombudsman of the city of Cochabamba, Nelson and Cox, announced on Saturday.

Another 115 people were injured when police and the military barred on Friday a March of Coca growers on a bridge in Sacaba, to the East of the city of Cochabamba, the way it was said.

The followers of Morales had tried to March through Cochabamba to the seat of government in La Paz to show their support for the exiled to Mexico the previous Ex-presidents. Cox made the security forces for the deaths of the demonstrators to be responsible. They had been shot.

criticism from UN human rights Commissioner

The new interior Minister Arturo Murillo said, however, the shots were from the ranks of the supporters of Morales like. "Many of the dead suffered neck shots," said the Minister. The security forces did not have the command to shoot the protesters.

UN human rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet has condemned the "unnecessary and unreasonable" force by the police and the army in Bolivia. This is "extremely dangerous" and could lead to the location could be the South American country are out of control, said Bachelet on Saturday.

Morales was entered into force on Sunday, under pressure from the military and the police, after international observers to Scam him a choice in the vote from the 20. October accused had. On Tuesday he moved to Mexico. The first indigenous President of the Andean country was a candidate for a fourth term. After he was declared the winner of the first round, started the riots. So far, at least 19 people were killed. (sda)

Created: 17.11.2019, 02:43 PM

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