The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, said Tuesday that they "try" to send him a letter in which they ask for his departure, to, according to him, consummate a coup like that of 1980, when after sending a letter to the then president Lidia Gueiler, Luis García Meza overthrew her.
In an act before thousands of supporters in La Paz, Morales referred to a letter that was scheduled to be delivered Tuesday by the leader of the Pro Santa Cruz Committee, Luis Fernando Camacho, who was blocked at the El Alto airport by supporters of the president.
In the rally in which his followers expressed his support for the allegations of electoral fraud in the elections of October 20 in which he was re-elected, Morales criticized that the opposition and civic committees such as Santa Cruz "have no proof "and try a coup d'etat.
The concentration in a central square of La Paz was the culmination of a march from the neighboring city of El Alto, one of its electoral feuds, with the participation of sectors in favor of the president such as miners, workers and peasants.
Luis Fernando Camacho, on his return to the capital of Cruz, said he will try to reach La Paz and deliver the letter.
Evo Morales, who came to power in 2006, accused those who demand that he leave the Presidency to use the Bolivian flag in his protests "to kick the brother, to cut streets," for which he demanded that they "respect the national symbol."
He also reproached them for "praying to hate" and "praying to kick, to make them kneel."
Prayers usually precede some citizen assemblies such as those that the day before agreed simultaneously in several cities in the country to send the resignation letter.
The president warned of the risk that the political and social crisis in Bolivia leads to deaths and injuries as in recent conflicts in Ecuador and neighboring Chile.
The protests unleashed after the allegations of fraud since the day after the elections cost the lives of two men last week in the Bolivian city of Montero, in clashes between like-minded and contrary to the president.
In addition to adding an undetermined number of injured, since they have not transcended updated official data.
Morales was accompanied by the country's vice president, Álvaro García Linera, and representatives of related organizations such as the Central Obrera Boliviana (COB).
Among the followers were peasants with their typical costumes, red ponchos and images of the revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara in caps and banners.
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