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Bolivia. Soldiers and armored vehicles gathered in front of the government headquarters. Accusations of a coup d'état

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Armed soldiers gathered in La Paz, where the seats of the government and the president of Bolivia are located. General Juan Jose Zuniga announced the overthrow of the government. The former president accused the general of planning a coup and announced the national mobilization of his supporters to protect democracy.

President Bolivia Luis Arce condemned on Wednesday the mobilization of some military units in the city of La Paz.

Videos shared on social media show that armed soldiers gathered in Murillo Square, where the seats of the government and the president of Bolivia are located. Armored vehicles are also visible.

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Soldiers and armored vehicles outside the seat of the Bolivian governmentAP Photo/Juan Karita/EastNews

– The three Chiefs of the Armed Forces have come to express our concern. There will be a new cabinet of ministers, everything will definitely change, but our country can no longer continue like this, General Juan Jose Zuniga told a local TV station.

Former Bolivian president Evo Morales accused the general of planning a coup and announced a national mobilization of his supporters to support democracy. – We will not allow the armed forces to violate democracy and intimidate people, he said.

Main photo source: AP Photo/Juan Karita/EastNews



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