Manuel Morales, representative of the National Committee for the Defense of Democracy (Conade), said during an assessment of the national strike that was carried out this Monday against the passing of the law against the legitimation of illegal profits that it was a “success” and that it was possible to reticulate to “pititas”.
The 24-hour strike was carried out with greater force that day in the city of Santa Cruz, while blockades, marches, clashes with groups related to the Movement for Socialism (MAS) and gassings in the other capitals of the department parts of the Bolivian police came to clear certain streets.
“The strike was a success because departments like Santa Cruz and Potosí are 100% paralyzed and there has apparently been a strike in La Paz and other cities characterized by the blockade and the mobilization of citizens on the streets Police, Vice Minister (Nelson) Cox said that he used 100% of his units to unlock, failed to do it (unlocking), it was a permanent tug of war and in the end not even their shock groups managed to do it, ”he explained .
The deputy commander of the Bolivian police, Colonel Hernán Romero, reported on Monday night that there had been no prisoners across the country as a result of the blockades and marches. He described the work of this institution as “positive” because the rights of the citizens were respected.
In the morning, Government Minister Eduardo del Castillo reported that the country was living a day of “absolute normality” and that only in the Santa Cruz department had there been a dozen blockade points.
In contrast to this statement, Morales pointed out that “the protest was positive, we have reformulated the ‘pititas’, the civic groups that are ready to take to the streets to apply new pressure in the near future, and thus have it “was disturbed what Evo Morales was saying in the sense that it would be a small group of ‘pitas’ and that we went to cigarette holders.
“Pititas” are groups of people who belong to civic platforms and who in 2019 carried out a series of blockades with ropes or whistles in the country’s capitals to demand the resignation of then President Evo Morales, accused of promoting fraud in the parliamentary elections in October of the same year .