Bolivian police demand payment after mutiny: Morales


Bolivia’s former leader Evo Morales revealed a document that included payment demands of the country’s police force from the de facto government proof of a coup against his government earlier this month.

“The Commander of the Bolivian Police demands the de facto regime the fulfillment of the payment for making the mutiny that consolidated the coup d’etat,” Morales claimed in a tweet Monday that salary demands.

The document dated Monday, signed by head of police, Rodolfo Antonio Montero Torricos, list salary proposals which will equate payments and collateral benefits for police officers with officers of the National Armed Forces.

Turmoil in Bolivia began in October, when the indigenous leader won a fourth term in office and faced immediate resistance from opposition parties that challenged election results. Protesters took to the streets claiming the ballot was rigged.

After weeks of upheaval, Morales resigned from his position under pressure from the military sand moved to Mexico, where he was offered political asylum.

Conservative Senator Jeanine Anez then proclaimed herself interim president.

But public demonstrations have yet to subside, with mostly rural and indigenous pro-Morales supporters taking to the streets, including the capital of La Paz, as well as Sacaba and Cochabamba, since he left the country.

Backers of Morales insist his ouster was a coup.

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