Called on by the Movement to Socialism (MAS), participants seek to show the world the mass support for the Executive and the rejection to the destabilizing maneuvers of the opposition right.
“The united people and their organizations and social movements, from the countryside and the city, #MarchaPorLaPatria to defend our democracy and government headed by brother @LuchoXBolivia (Arce) against the internal conspiracy of the right”, leader of MAS Evo Morales published yesterday on Twitter.
The President and vice-president David Choquehuanca went to the starting point to thank the support for democracy and institutions.
The march will finish with a mass concentration in front of the headquarters of the Multi-national Legislative Assembly (bicameral parliament).
In recent weeks, the Bolivian right called for strikes in rejection to repealed Law 1386 that establishes the national strategy to fight against the legitimation of illegal profits and the financing of terrorism.
The legal provision was refuted by the opposition arguing that it would make political persecution viable and obstruct the development of certain sectors contrary to the MAS agenda.
However, experts point out that the law would expose illegal financial operations, some related to payments to perpetrators of violent events related to the coup in 2019.
The support for Arce, “is in defense of democracy because the racist right behind the coup in Bolivia tries to regain political power, which it lost with people’s vote, with destabilization plans to overthrow our government”, Morales added on the social network.