Social sectors of Bolivia warn of the threat of Cabildo

Social sectors of Bolivia warn of the threat of Cabildo

Edgar Cáceres, leader of this neighborhood, which has been repeatedly attacked by paramilitary groups subordinate to civilian groups during the recent 36-day strike, expressed “great concern” at the announcement by Pro-Santa Cruz Committee President Rómulo Soon.

“Once again they want to lock us up,” Cáceres told the press.

He pointed out that the cause for concern in the populated area is that “right-wing people” are creating fear and violence and are not staging peaceful protests.

For his part, Peniel Tórrez, union leader, reported that before the renewed announcement by the citizens of Santa Cruz, social organizations had declared a state of emergency.

He added that in the name of “freedom” and “democracy” they are trying to incite violence for purely political interests, such as the release of Governor Luis Fernando Camacho, who was being held in preventive detention as a suspect in the Coup I Case.

This file investigates Camacho for alleged terrorism crimes, active bribery and seduction of troops during the riots that led to the November 10, 2019 resignation of former President Evo Morales and the subsequent unconstitutional imposition of the de facto government of Jeanine Áñez.

“We are not represented by the committee (…). We do not feel represented, reject these requests and declare ourselves a state of emergency,” he warned.

On the other hand, the President of the People’s Citizens’ Committee of Bolivia, Roxana Molina, told the Bolivian TV channel that her affiliates will not participate in the council because the country has to work to move forward.

The Bolivian workers’ union and the affiliated organizations of the Unity Pact, social base of the movement for socialism, meanwhile ratified this Tuesday that they remain in a state of emergency and a permanent mobilization against the government of President Luis Arce in the face of any attempt at destabilization or a new attempted coup.

On this basis, they carry out massive demonstrations every day in the different departments to demand justice for the victims of the de facto regime’s massacres (2019-2020) and respect for democracy.

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