PUERTO ESCONDIDO, Mexico
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said Wednesday that some socialist lawmakers were prevented from entering the country’s parliamentary assembly.
On Bolivian national television, video footage from the capital La Paz appeared to show police preventing lawmakers from Morales’ Movement for Socialism party from entering the government building.
“Today, lawmakers of the people have been brutally repressed and prevented from entering the Assembly. The racist and fascist coup plunges into illegality,” Morales said on Twitter.
Conservative Senator Jeanine Anez declared herself interim president Tuesday. The same day, Morales’ supporters showed up in La Paz to protest his resignation.
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