Coup groups set fire to six public buildings and the home of Public Works, Services and Housing Minister Edgar Montano in the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz on Wednesday after Gov. Luis Fernando Camacho feared a coup. I am the case.
According to local media, the attackers set fire to the departmental prosecutor’s office and the support department for the prevention of drug consumption, control of illegal traffic of controlled substances and excess coca.
For his part, the head of public works publicly denounced that “the Cruceñista Youth Association and those associated with Camacho burned my house in Santa Cruz, which violated the integrity and safety of my family.”
Meanwhile inside #SantaCruz Demonstrators set fire to the departmental prosecutor’s office to protest the arrest of Santa Cruz Governor Luis Fernando Camacho. Officials’ houses are reported to have been burnt to the extent of blocking streets and highways. pic.twitter.com/rlKKwKSf9R
— Paola Perez (@PaolaPteleSUR)
December 28, 2022
In this sense, the wall and door of the house were set on fire when they robbed neighbors who tried to control the fire, marking the second attack on his residence after an attack reported in 2019.
Similarly, there were attacks on the offices of the Civil Registration Service (Sereci) and the National Tax Service (SIN). Similarly, firecrackers were hurled towards the Palace of Justice.
In turn, the Cochabamba District Attorney’s Office was set on fire, and three women and two men were arrested during protests in the area when the attack took place.
Accordingly, Cochabamba’s departmental prosecutor Nuria González Romero said, “These individuals were taken to the offices of the special force to fight crime, the destruction and degradation of state property and public incitement to commit a crime began an investigation. The case is under investigation.”
Meanwhile, the governor of Santa Cruz has been detained pending a preliminary hearing that will determine whether he will serve his defense in freedom or in prison after being accused of acts of violence that have caused more than thirty deaths in 2019.
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