Bolivian military massacred anti-coup protesters in the working-class city, El Alto Tuesday; former President Evo Morales accused Bolivia's right-wing regime of carrying out 'genocidal policies' against the most vulnerable in partnership with the USA. 'The dictatorship... today caused 6 brothers' deaths,' Morales tweeted Tues day.
'Let the new generations and the world know that this is how the right-wing conducts genocidal policies against the humble people.' Morales called on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and UN to 'denounce and stop this massacre of indigenous brothers who ask for peace, democracy, and respect for life on the streets.'
Videos showed the Bolivian military open fire on pro-Morales demonstrators outside the Senkata gasoline plant in El Alto. The death toll remains uncertain, but CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin said she 'saw 5 dead with my own eyes.'