They put an end to the “violent” strike in Bolivia, but threaten even more if the government does not annul the law

The organizers of the strikes in Bolivia this Monday have concluded the “energetic and conscientious” day against the illegal profits law, although the trade unionists and transporters have announced further mobilizations if the government does not comply with their demands.

“We had a tough day of strike called by the La Paz unions. We have received help from various sectors and the population. MAS) (the party of the Bolivian President Luis Arce) “, said the Executive Secretary of the Federation of Trade Unions, Édgar Álvarez, collecting the newspaper” El Deber “.

With this in mind, Álvarez has indicated that there will be new strikes to put pressure to meet their demands if the government does not express itself and completely annul the bill.

They put an end to the “violent” strike in Bolivia, but threaten even more if the government does not annul the law
They put an end to the “violent” strike in Bolivia, but threaten even more if the government does not annul the law

“If we don’t have any results (from the government), we will follow the resolutions passed on September 27, which say that if this law is not repealed, we will meet after three days to analyze the new mobilizations,” he said he.

On the other hand, the president of the local citizens’ committee, Rómulo Calvo, from the city of Santa Cruz, along with union leaders, has announced a 48-hour delivery if the government does not cancel the project within three days because of illegal profits.

“The government has 72 hours to react, otherwise they will have another people on the streets for 48 hours,” said Calvo, who denounced the fact that during the mobilizations people related to MAS tried to attack and create violence . La Razón ‘.

“We will not fall into their game of violence and will continue to protest with love, peace and unity and will win again as we did in 2019 when their boss Evo Morales fled and left them to their fate,” said the President of the Citizens’ Committee pro Santa Cruz, alluding to the crisis two years ago that culminated in the departure of former President Morales.

The marches were recorded in La Paz and Oruro, as well as in other departments in which the roads were also shortened, particularly in Santa Cruz and Cochabamba.

In the capital, there were numerous clashes between members of the MAS and the demonstrators when the former tried to clear the points installed by anti-government neighbors.

In other parts of the country it was possible to stop traffic for long periods of time, although in many cases it was turned away by the police, as reported by FM Bolivia.

In this context, and during the strike, President Arce has assured that Bolivia will not return to “the disastrous periods of history such as the 2019 coup” which “aims to reopen minorities”.

Arce has criticized those “minorities” who only think democracy if the majorities step down from the political board, something that “will never happen again”, reports the Bolivian newspaper “La Razón”.

For his part, Government Minister Eduardo del Castillo has called the Governor of Santa Cruz, Luis Fernando Camacho, and Calvo “responsible” for any confrontation in the department, as they “incite” and “mobilize shock groups” to “prevent people from carry out their activities normally “.

In Santa Cruz, the Minister for Public Works, Edgar Montaño, took part in the lifting of one of these blockades.

“Santa Cruz has to work, take to the streets to unblock it. It cannot be that we all harm ourselves who have accounts with the judiciary. To unblock it, we have to unblock it,” said Montaño.

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