Bolivia De-Facto Govt Repress Protesters That Can’t Afford More Lockdown

(TELESUR) – Gripped by despair and without access to food, protesters were forced to break their quarantine to demand aid.

Hundreds of people were violently repressed by security forces Monday in the Bolivian K’ara K’ara community located in Cochabamba city, as they took to the streets to demand that the de facto government eases the COVID-19 lockdown as they cannot afford it anymore.
Videos circulating on social media showed demonstrators fiercely attacked by the police and army who did not hesitate to use tear gas and rubber bullets, injuring several people.

“We are hungry!” the protesters were screaming. There were reports of injured people from rubber bullets but there are no official figures yet.

teleSUR’s correspondent Freddy Morales informed that protests in Cochabamba are being organized for Tuesday as well as a march to Santa Cruz.

Gripped by despair and without access to food, protesters were forced to break their quarantine to demand aid and tell authorities they can no longer survive under the measures imposed by Bolivia’s de-facto government.

“They say: We will help you with food baskets, we will give you drinking water. But that help never comes, comrades!” protesters denounced.

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