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Bolivia: 6 Government Workers Die After Building Lit on Fire After Protest

February 18, 2016
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In Bolivia, six government workers have died of asphyxiation in a suburb of the capital La Paz, after city officials reportedly refused to let them leave a building in advance of a demonstration that ended with the municipal building being set on fire. City workers say they asked to leave before the demonstration arrived, but that the human resources director told them they had to remain inside the building. The demonstration was organized to protest of the conditions of local schools. Organizers say the building was set on fire after protesters dispersed and that infiltrators were to blame for the blaze.

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