June 22, 2012

Bolivian Police Force Insurrects

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Since yesterday, thursday June 21, lower ranked officers of the National Bolivian Police have been rebelling against the Morales government. The central offices in each of the nine departments has been occupied; in some cases vandalized as in La Paz and in other cases they have just been occupied. Police officers have removed themselves from the streets (in some cases from prison buildings such as in La Paz) and gone to their respective offices to remain attentive to the latest developments.

The protest has been triggered by the passing of a law (Law 101) which would prevent officers to defend themselves in internal affairs, establishes rules for better control of personnel and prohibits officers to speak with the media.

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