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Bolivian Indians resumed their march

La Paz : Bolivia | Oct 01, 2011 at 2:52 PM PDT
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Thousands protest in Bolivia

Indigenous protesters in the Bolivian Amazon on Sunday resumed its long march against the construction of a controversial road, a week after the demonstration was broken up by police.

About 1,000 protesters were ready to complete the 250 miles they have left to reach the seat of government in La Paz.

Plans to build a highway through a forest reserve of indigenous people have caused a sharp division of public opinion in Bolivia. Two ministers resigned last week amid outrage about police repression of protest.

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Evo Morales became Bolivia's first indigenous leader in 2005
Evo Morales became Bolivia's first indigenous leader in 2005
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