Bolivia's Trade Union denounces attack at its headquarters in La Paz
14 de agosto de 2020, 15:4La Paz, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia's Trade Union (COB) denounced on Friday the bombing of its headquarters in La Paz, while the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) demanded to investigate the incident.
COB's Executive Secretary Juan Carlos Huarachi posted on social media that the explosions, caused by three sticks of dynamite, were not against him, but against the Bolivian people.
Huarachi condemned that the blasts also affected the headquarters in La Paz of the National Confederation of Indigenous Peasant Women of Bolivia-Bartolina Sisa.
The local television station Gigavision broadcast images of the arrest of six people involved in the crime that occurred on Thursday at 11:00 p.m. local time.
So far, no deaths have been reported, but serious damage to the property located in La Paz has been recorded, according to the television channel.
Meanwhile, MAS presidential candidate Luis Arce alerted Human Rights organizations about attacks and threats against organizations and social movements in Bolivia.
The COB and the Pact of Unity of peasant and indigenous organizations maintain protests and ask to hold the general elections on October 11, a week before to what the electoral body had announced and enacted as Law.
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