Bolivia's new president, Jeanine Añez Chavez, "issued a decree exempting security forces from criminal prosecution when maintaining public order; the following day, eight protesters were killed in a lethal crackdown, and more have been killed since."
Riot police halted the march of thousands of indigenous Bolivians, who demonstrated support for former President Evo Morales. The protestors demand the resignation of self-declared “interim” leader Jeanine Anez.
US media are already trying to whitewash racist Jeanine Añez' self-declaration as president of #Bolivia as a coup for women's rights. They won't show you the true face of the Bolivian right - like the mob that kidnapped & publicly tortured a female mayor for supporting Morales.
Bolivia's self-declared interim president Jeanine Áñez passed a decree giving security forces blanket immunity from prosecution as they quash protests. Kathryn Ledebur, director of @AndeanInfoNet , calls it a "systematic step to smother democracy, to smother alternative voices."
Self-declared president of #Bolivia Jeanine Añez believes "the city is not for the Indians" whose spiritual traditions she calls "satanic". This coup is deeply driven by racism & resentment against Latin America's first indigenous president & the marginalized people he empowered.