Protesters forcibly cut female Bolivia Mayors hair

Patricia Arce mayor of Vinto in Bolivia speaks to the media after being attacked in the street by a crowd that sprayed her with reddish paint and cut her hair on Nov. 6 2019

It is the latest in a chain of violent clashes between govt supporters and opponents in the wake of controversial presidential elections.

Vinto Mayor Patricia Arce Guzman was confronted at the town hall by protesters, who then dragged her out barefoot through the streets of the town as windows at the city building were broken and her office was set on fire.

The incident unfolded in the Bolivian town of Vinto, where government protesters blocked off a bridge.

Meanwhile, in the town of Vinto, located about 210 miles from Cochabamba, the mayor of the governing Mas party was attacked by protesters after rumors that two members of the opposition had been killed by supporters of Morales, according to the BBC. There she was forced to kneel down for her hair to be cut and her body sprayed red.

Arce was eventually handed over to police who took her to a local healthcare centre.

Masked protesters called Arce a murderer and dragged her for almost five kilometres before they cut off her hair and doused her with paint, local newspaper Los Tiempos reports.


Morales condemned the attack on Arce.

The person killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of President Morales became identified as 20-one year-outdated faculty pupil Limbert Guzmán Vasquez. They also forced her to sign a resignation letter. Doctors mentioned Guzmán Vasquez had a fractured cranium that might maybe well furthermore had been precipitated by an explosive device. The government also slammed "shameful" violence that led to scores being injured and one killed on Wednesday, blaming the clashes on the opposition as anger rose on both sides.

Morales, whose October election win was marred by allegations of fraud after an abrupt halt in the vote count and an unusual swing in the leftist leader's favor, again blamed the opposition for unrest as he addressed supporters in the rural area of Cochabamba.

In a press conference on Thursday, Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera called on opposition leaders Carlos Mesa and Luis Fernando Camacho to help stop the violence and heed an ongoing audit of the vote by the Organization of American States (OAS). However, Mesa has rejected the audit arguing that it was agreed without his or his party's input.

Morales has accused Mesa of staging a coup d'etat and supporters of all aspects devour squared off in La Paz and other cities. Love us on Facebook or apply us on Twitter and Instagram for contemporary news and live news updates.

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