"Do you think we are ignorant?"
Chanting "resign now" to Bolivia's interim, self-declared president Jeanine Añez, protesters across the Latin American country on Friday made their displeasure with the overthrow of the government by right-wing Christian extremists last Sunday known.
Thousands of demonstrators marched through the cities of La Paz and El Alto. Friday's protests follow days of unrest as the Bolivian people rejected Sunday's coup, which forced democratically-elected President Evo Morales to resign and flee the country.
An Indigenous woman, in comment to RT Thursday, asked if the coup leaders thought the people of Bolivia were ignorant of what was happening in the country.
"¿Creen que somos ignorantes?": El contundente discurso de una mujer indígena a lo que sucede en Bolivia… https://t.co/4PePPmYjwv— RT en Español (@RT en Español) 1573843436.0
Friday's demonstrations were a show of force by the Bolivian people against the coup government. Video and photographs from the country showed long stretching lines of people waving the Indigenous wiphala flag and calling for Añez to step down.
Protests against the coup d’etat in #Bolivia are getting bigger and bigger. People from all over Bolivia are marchi… https://t.co/4M51yotTGd— nonouzi (@nonouzi) 1573837651.0
#Bolivia: Massive protests against the coup continue, “Resign the self-proclaimed interim president” #EvoMorales… https://t.co/fGujRohBYs— nonouzi (@nonouzi) 1573841619.0
La Paz, 1:30pm: Mass march against the coup administration and with chants aimed at the police for repressing the B… https://t.co/O3znRJNukw— Camila (@Camila) 1573840162.0
La Paz, 2pm: Thousands against the many violations to democracy and the rights of the people under the coup.… https://t.co/j5NOfaNWsk— Camila (@Camila) 1573841430.0
"Evo Morales has been a good man," a supporter identified as Sonia told Democracy Now! Thursday. "He worked for the people. He didn't rob from us like these thieves who want to shake up the state and kill us like dogs, as if we're not humans."