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Bolivia: Chaos hits Cochabamba as police and pro-Morales protesters clash

9 19.11.2019 Инфо

W/S Riot police walking on smoky road towards coca growers and supporters of former Bolivian President Evo Morales, Cochabamba
W/S Fire and smoke on road; protesters
W/S Police using water cannon
M/S Police arresting protester
M/S Police driving by fire on road
M/S Man on ground being lifted up
W/S Police van and officers next to fire
M/S Protesters running
M/S Tear gas being fired at protesters
M/S Police moving fence
M/S Protesters running
M/S Protesters with Wiphala flags
M/S Protesters waving
M/S Protester with Wiphala flag tied around his neck
W/S Protester throwing projectile at police
M/S Fire on road
M/S Police vehicle
M/S Smoke billowing from fire on road
M/S Protesters; fires
M/S Police walking by fire
W/S Smoke billowing from fire
W/S Police walking as smoke is billowing from fire
Cochabamba descended into chaos on Monday, as clashes broke out between supporters of former Bolivian President Evo Morales and the riot police.
Footage shows police using water cannon and tear gas to disperse protesters, many of whom were coca leaf growers.
Several fires were seen on roads, with thick smoke billowing from them.
Earlier this month, Evo Morales announced his resignation after several weeks of protests over the results of the October 20 elections.
Senator Jeanine Anez declared herself an interim president at a Parliament session after Morales fled to Mexico. The extraordinary session was boycotted by Morales' socialist party (MAS).
The departure of Morales and Anez' recognition by Senate as the new president increased tensions between supporters and opponents of the former leader.