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The Riots in Pictures

These pictures show how the police threw gas to people who were manifesting their unhappiness in the streets. There has been 10 young man arrested by the police, two wounded people and two wounded policemen. There were poor and middle class people rejecting the decree that increases the price of gasoline in 83%, fuel oil in 95% and diesel in 80%. "Evo betrayed the poor, and is inefficient, so he either derogates the decree, or resigns" was the slogan in the streets.

Women trying to impede the arrests were harassed by the police and trucks and buses were blowing their horns showing their discomfort with the measures. Today the transportation strike was total in the whole country, with bigger trucks and buses blocking the streets. You can see http://eju.tv/2010/12/evo-morales-un-regalo-de-navidad-bolivariano/ to watch different videos that show the riots and protests in Bolivia, as well as different opinion pages that have comments from Bolivian people.

Picture credits:
http://www.prensaescrita.com/adiario.php?codigo=BOL&pagina=http://www.op...
http://www.radiofides.com/?id=326&titular=Saquearon%2C+intentaron+obliga....

You can also find a lot of information in these pages, and use the google translation device to read them in English.

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olutosin's picture

Peace

I pray for peace in Bolivia. The masses suffer during this period. My eternal prayer is that God in His infinite mercies entrenches the love of the people in the hearts of our leaders.
Now leaders need no vote to rule........whether we like them or not, they have their ways of getting there, but we will continue to talk, it is a sin to remain silent in the face of oppression. No retreat No surrender....
Keep on my dear sisterfriend.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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Sharese's picture

Wow

The pictures and your account of the riots are very powerful!!

I, like Olutosin, pray for peace to come- but if a revolution is needed I pray for that also.

It is good to see that people are standing up and demanding fairness and not sitting by apathetically while unfair treatment is being perpetrated.

I send love and good vibes to you and to Bolivia.

Sharese

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