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Guatemala: Pro-Morales protesters condemn 'coup' in front of US embassy

1 15.11.2019 Инфо

W/S Members of Codeca (Campesino Development Committee) march in support of former Bolivian president Evo Morales, Guatemala City
M/S Morales' supporters marching
W/S Morales' supporters marching
C/U Banner with Morales' photograph
M/S Morales' supporters marching
M/S Morales' supporters rallied
M/S Man hanging wiphala flag (flag representing native people of Andes) on tree
M/S Man speaking on megaphone
M/S Policemen standing in front of US Embassy
SOT, Thelma Cabrera, Member of political leadership of Codeca (Spanish): "We are rejecting and denouncing the coup d'etat against the Bolivian people. We took to the streets to deliver this message in front of the American embassy so that they know that as Indigenous people, we do not want American intervention in our country. We are the native people, they have to respect our identity, our autonomy, our traditions."
C/U Man holding photo of Morales *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Neftali Lopez, Codeca metropolitan area coordinator (Spanish): "We as an indigenous peasant movement have summoned our communities and the people of Guatemala to reject the racist coup d'état that was orchestrated against our brother president Evo Morales. We are also expressing our solidarity with fellow Evo and especially with the social movements that are currently resisting in the territories of Bolivia."
C/U Man holding drawing depicting interference of US in world
M/S Man holding sign reading (Spanish): 'We reject the racist coup d'etat"
Hundreds of demonstrators marched in the streets of Guatemala City on Thursday, to protest against what they dubbed a 'coup d’etat' against Bolivia's ex-president Evo Morales.
Morales' supporters, including members of the Campesino Development Committee (Codeca), marched along the capital's main avenues towards the US Embassy, carrying banners and signs amid a heavy police presence.
Morales stepped down on Sunday after weeks of unrest triggered by the disputed October 20 presidential election. Morales said he had received threats from opposition leaders and was eventually forced by the country's military to resign.