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Bolivian Military Massacres 9 People at Indigenous Pro-Morales March

HeadlineNov 18, 2019

In Bolivia, at least 23 have died amid escalating violence since President Evo Morales resigned at the demand of the Bolivian military last week, in what he and many others have condemned as a military coup. In Cochabamba, military forces opened fire on indigenous pro-Morales demonstrators Friday, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 100. The violence began soon after thousands of indigenous coca leaf growers and other protesters gathered for a peaceful march in the town of Sacaba. The massacre came one day after self-proclaimed President Jeanine Áñez issued a decree protecting the military from prosecution for violent acts. Protesters are demanding she step down. We’ll have more on the crisis in Bolivia later in the broadcast.

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