Protestors Massacred in Post-Coup Bolivia

Victims of the new U.S.-backed government in Bolivia.
Victims of the new U.S.-backed government in Bolivia.

As Evo Morales explains why the United States opposed his government, CounterPunch.org has the latest news from Bolivia.

On Friday 15 November, eight cocaleros (coca growers) were On Friday 15 November, eight cocaleros (coca growers) were massacred by state security forces as they protested against the new government in Sacaba, Cochabamba. Footage has emerged of bullets being fired by police from helicopters and police firing teargas into a fleeing crowd. A protestor at the scene said. “We ask for justice and that this self-proclaimed president leave. When there was comrade Evo [Morales], there was not a single person dead”.Footage has emerged of bullets being fired by police from helicopters and police firing teargas into a fleeing crowd. A protestor at the scene said. “We ask for justice and that this self-proclaimed president leave. When there was comrade Evo [Morales], there was not a single person dead”.

Source: Protestors Massacred in Post-Coup Bolivia – CounterPunch.org


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