MADRID, Nov. 9 (EUROPE PRESS) –
Bolivian President of the Presidency, Carlos Romero, has extended his hand to the police who on Friday have rebelled in the cities of Cochabamba, Sucre, Tarija and Santa Cruz to protest against the Government of the country's president, Evo Morales.
The police crisis has begun in Cochabamba, in the Tactical Unit of Police Operations (UTOP) and subsequently extended to other units.
Romero called on the unit to talk to “understand what his discomfort is and his requests.” “I want to say in this regard that we have full confidence that we will be able to overcome this situation in the Bolivian Police, as we did before. I will talk with the troops and with the bosses,” he said in statements collected by the newspaper 'The Duty '.
Also, the minister has denied that the Army is quartered to prepare a military repression such as that occurred in February 2003, when the police rioted against the Government of Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, who deployed the military in the so-called 'Black February' , which left more than 60 dead and forced the president to resign.
“There will not be a February 2003 here, the Minister of Government will put himself at the door of the police unit, that extreme will not happen, that would not be responsible,” he said, before appealing to the “historical responsibility of the Police “to deactivate the situation.