President Luis Arce assured this Tuesday that the government will not accept a pact of silence on the acts of violence during Jeanine Áñez’s term in 2019.
“As national government, as social movements, as Bolivians, we will not accept a pact of silence because it would betray the deepest part of our beliefs,” he said.
This opinion was made known by the President in his official speech during his participation in the protocol events commemorating Flag Day in La Paz, which will be commemorated this Tuesday. He pointed out that the protagonists of Áñez ‘”regime” are trying to evade responsibility.
“We emerge from a coup, from a de facto government that has tried to divide the Bolivians between those who allegedly defended the red, yellow and green tricolors on the one hand and those who only defended the Wiphala on the other. (…) We emerge from an illegitimate government that used the tricolor as a symbol of oppression, discrimination and hatred and is now returning to the flag as a symbol of freedom, integration, solidarity, complementarity and equality for all, ”he said.
The opinions are given in a context characterized by waiting for the final results of the report of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI-Bolivia), which investigated the acts of violence that took place in Bolivia between September 1st and December 31st Occurred in 2019. The document is presented today.
“We will never repeat the abuse of our tricolor to attack the defenseless people. The tricolor is a symbol of freedom for the people,” said President Arce.