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Bolivia: Pro-Morales protesters block oil refinery near La Paz

11 18.11.2019 Инфо

W/S Indigenous supporters of former Bolivian President Evo Morales blocking Bolivian Fiscal Oil Fields (YPFB) Senkata oil refinery, El Alto
M/S Protester with Wiphala flag
W/S Protesters chanting slogans
W/S Protesters
M/S Protesters chanting slogans
M/S Protesters clapping
M/S Protesters chanting slogans
W/S Protesters by YPFB Senkata oil refinery
W/S YPFB Senkata oil refinery
W/S Protesters walking by hole on ground
M/S Protesters walking by hole on ground
M/S Protesters walking by hole on ground
W/S YPFB Senkata oil refinery
W/S YPFB Senkata oil refinery
M/S Wiphala flag hung on fence
M/S Military
W/S YPFB Senkata oil refinery building
M/S Fire on road
M/S Fire on road
SOT, Alejandro Gutierrez, Protester (Spanish): "The city of El Alto and the provinces, we have gathered in this town hall, [and made a decision] that indefinite blockade will be carried out, we will definitely block until this coup is over."
M/S Protesters
SOT, Elva Ariano, Protester (Spanish): "It's been four days since she's in parliament and we already have 27 dead, that's why we don't want to leave this, she quits and we will end it immediately but we ask her to quit."
M/S Protesters chanting slogans
SOT, Josefa Terri, Protester (Spanish): "I cry for my people, I'm already old for this, I've been fighting to have my home, this town has fought, and now they want to take everything."
W/S Protesters
W/S Protesters
SCRIPT
Indigenous supporters of former Bolivian President Evo Morales continued the blockade of the Bolivian Fiscal Oil Fields (YPFB) Senkata oil refinery in El Alto, a city adjacent to La Paz, on Sunday.
Footage shows protesters with Wiphala flags gathered on the site, and blocking the road with a fire.
Alejandro Gutierrez, one of the demonstrators, said: "we have gathered in this town hall, [and made a decision] that indefinite blockade will be carried out, we will definitely block until this coup is over."
Another protester, Josefa Terri, deplored the current political situation in Bolivia by saying "I cry for my people, I'm already old for this, I've been fighting to have my home, this town has fought, and now they want to take everything."
The ongoing blockade has reportedly led to fuel shortages in El Alto and La Paz.
Earlier this month, Evo Morales announced his resignation after several weeks of protests over the results of the October 20 elections.
Opposition Senator Jeanine Anez declared herself interim president in a session of Parliament after Morales fled to Mexico.
Morales' departure and Anez’s recognition by the Senate as the new president increased tensions between supporters and opponents of the former indigenous leader.