Friday, September 12, 2008

Bolivia province under martial law

Police stood guard at the US embassy in
La Paz as protesters gathered outside [Reuters]

The Bolivian government says it has declared martial law in an eastern province where at least eight people have been killed in clashes between pro- and anti-government activists.

On Friday, troops took control of the airport in the capital of Pando province and fired shots to disperse protesters, according to an Associated Press report.

Earlier, Evo Morales, the president, said he had ruled out the use of force to clampdown on pro-autonomy protests that have raged across the country for several days. More...

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