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Protests Continue in Bolivia after Ultimatum for Morales to Resign

LA PAZ Blockades in different Bolivian cities continued on Sunday in protest against alleged electoral fraud in favor of President Evo Morales.

The latest demonstrations came after an ultimatum given to him by civic leaders to reign within 48 hours.

The blockades were maintained in cities including La Paz, Santa Cruz and Cochabamba, after 14 days of general elections in the country to demand respect for the vote, democracy and the resignation of the Bolivian president.

In the central city of Cochabamba a strong police contingent began to unblock avenues and roads that were made impassable by piles of tires, stones and wood.

Although the officers lifted the blockades, campaigners began to make human chains to restrict the passage of cars and continue their protest.

In the southern part of La Paz and in part of the city center, blockade points with demonstrators flying the Bolivian flag and posters were maintained, demanding the annulment of the general elections, although the rally was of a lesser degree than the previous week.

This weekend there were protests at the doors of the hotel where the delegation of the Organization of American States that audits the elections was held, with activists shouting fraud and calling for the elections to be annulled.

In the eastern city of Santa Cruz, blockades persisted after the ultimatum that a civic leader made on Saturday night for Morales to resign.

Luis Fernando Camacho said that Morales had 48 hours to stand down and sent a letter to the armed forces to join the struggle of the people.

He also announced that on Monday there will be another meeting in the city to determine other pressure measures in case Morales does not resign from his position.

Demonstrations were expected to resume with greater intensity in the country on Sunday, the intensity decreased on Saturday as people celebrated the Day of the Dead.

 

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