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Bolivia: Evo Morales' supporters protest in La Paz demanding his return01:26

Bolivia: Evo Morales' supporters protest in La Paz demanding his return

Bolivia, Plurinational State of, La Paz
November 13, 2019 at 02:44 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of supporters of the former president of Bolivia Evo Morales arrived at La Paz from El Alto to express their support for the resigned president on Tuesday.

Footage shows protesters marching through the streets of the Bolivian capital carrying Bolivian and Whipalas flags while chanting in favour of Morales and against opposition politicians Carlos Mesa and Fernando Camacho.

"Camacho cannot represent people from all over Bolivia and much less from El Alto. Now, if he thinks he is a representative of El Alto he has to come to the cabildo and show his face as a man," said one of the protesters.

Evo Morales was granted asylum by Mexico on Monday night. His successor said that, "he has left of his own accord."

On Sunday, Bolivian President Evo Morales announced his resignation, following weeks of unrest in the wake of the disputed October 20 presidential election. Morales said he had received threats from opposition leaders and was eventually forced by the country's military to step down.

Bolivia: Evo Morales' supporters protest in La Paz demanding his return01:26
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Hundreds of supporters of the former president of Bolivia Evo Morales arrived at La Paz from El Alto to express their support for the resigned president on Tuesday.

Footage shows protesters marching through the streets of the Bolivian capital carrying Bolivian and Whipalas flags while chanting in favour of Morales and against opposition politicians Carlos Mesa and Fernando Camacho.

"Camacho cannot represent people from all over Bolivia and much less from El Alto. Now, if he thinks he is a representative of El Alto he has to come to the cabildo and show his face as a man," said one of the protesters.

Evo Morales was granted asylum by Mexico on Monday night. His successor said that, "he has left of his own accord."

On Sunday, Bolivian President Evo Morales announced his resignation, following weeks of unrest in the wake of the disputed October 20 presidential election. Morales said he had received threats from opposition leaders and was eventually forced by the country's military to step down.

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