Bolivia

Police strike gets nasty


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President Evo Morales returned home early from the Rio +20 earth summit yesterday after rank and file policemen started a protest for higher wages.

The protest started on Thursday night when a group of policemen occupied a police barracks. By yesterday an estimated 4,000 police officers were striking and protesting, in some reported cases they had burned documents and furniture whilst occupying barracks.

The protest spread to all the major cities and appeared to be escalating last night. The 28,000 police officers earn an average of $194 a month according to CBC News.

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