AP reports through NZ Herald:
Strike, marches in Bolivia against Morales’ government
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) ” Large crowds have taken to the streets of Bolivia’s capital to protest against the government of President Evo Morales in a strike observed by sectors including public schoolteachers and health workers. [photo is from the article in Spanish from Pagina Siete, the link is at the bottom of this post]
Thousands of people marched in central La Paz on Monday, setting off small dynamite charges that are used for mining and easily obtained in the country.
The protesters are demanding the revocation of a decree by Morales to close a bankrupt state factory, leaving 800 people jobless. They’re also calling for an alliance between the Bolivian Workers’ Union and the president to be broken.
Monday’s marches were the first union protest against the government in seven years.
Many schools were closed and roads were cut off in the central city of Cochabamba.
To watch some videos about the demonstrations and an article in Spanish, please use the link below: