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Death Toll in Violence at Bolivian Fuel Plant Rises to 6

Death Toll in Violence at Bolivian Fuel Plant Rises to 6

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 10:38 AM

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The death toll from an operation by Bolivian security forces to clear the blockade of a fuel plant by anti-government protesters has risen to six.

The public defender’s office announced the casualty toll on Wednesday, a day after the violence in the city of El Alto, near La Paz.

People gathering at a Catholic church to mourn the dead say they were fired on by security forces.

Police and soldiers escorted gasoline tankers from the fuel plant following food and gasoline shortages in some Bolivian cities.

Bolivia has been in a state of turbulence since a disputed Oct. 20 vote. Former President Evo Morales resigned Nov. 10, but his supporters oppose the interim government that took his place.

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The death toll from an operation by Bolivian security forces to clear the blockade of a fuel plant by anti-government protesters has risen to six.The public defender's office announced the casualty toll on Wednesday, a day after the violence in the city of El Alto, near La...
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