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Bolivia: 17 injured in violent clashes during medical student protest01:25

Bolivia: 17 injured in violent clashes during medical student protest

Bolivia, Plurinational State of, La Paz
December 22, 2017 at 23:00 GMT -00:00 · Published

Clashes erupted for the fourth consecutive day during a medical student protest in the vicinity of the Ministry of Health and the University of San Andres in central of La Paz on Friday.Demonstrators continued rallying against Article 205 of the new penal system code and against apparent police repression during protests of the same nature.The clashes left 17 injured and three others were arrested, with protesters throwing stones and firecrackers and riot police responding with teargas.Article 205 of the new penal code was approved by the Senate earlier this month and sentences medical staff, who are guilty of professional negligence that causes injuries or death, to jail. Professionals from the medical sector have been reportedly protesting for 30 days.

Bolivia: 17 injured in violent clashes during medical student protest01:25
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Clashes erupted for the fourth consecutive day during a medical student protest in the vicinity of the Ministry of Health and the University of San Andres in central of La Paz on Friday.Demonstrators continued rallying against Article 205 of the new penal system code and against apparent police repression during protests of the same nature.The clashes left 17 injured and three others were arrested, with protesters throwing stones and firecrackers and riot police responding with teargas.Article 205 of the new penal code was approved by the Senate earlier this month and sentences medical staff, who are guilty of professional negligence that causes injuries or death, to jail. Professionals from the medical sector have been reportedly protesting for 30 days.

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