Copa urges Del Castillo to keep citizens safe, rather than the police going to Potosí. to send

After the large police presence that arrived in Potosí to arrest Marco Pumari, the mayor of El Alto, Eva Copa, called this action an extreme measure and called on the government minister Eduardo Del Castillo to ensure the safety of the citizens.

“It is unfortunate that the government minister (Eduardo del Castillo) sent a police force to Potosí to comply with a court order. Minister, take care of bringing the security of citizens to our cities“, Declared the local authority.

On December 9, around 2,000 soldiers from Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, La Paz, Chuquisaca, Tarija and Oruro were dispatched to Potosí to execute the State Ministry’s arrest warrant for the former President of the Potosinist Citizens Committee (Comcipo) Marco Pumari.

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In this regard, the Movement for Socialism (MAS) urban and opposition authority believed that Luis Arce’s government had not learned from the events of 2019 and regretted that the same mistakes had been made.

It is unfortunate that we do not learn from the crisis of 2019, people do not want any more problems, he regretted that the government minister had sent sufficient police force to enforce a court order and arrest Mr Pumari, ”said Copa.

On this occasion, the Department’s Police Command launched the “Maintenance and Restoration of Public Order” plan, carried out by Bernardo Isnado Pimentel, Head of the Potosí Police Department.

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Finally, Copa compared the number of police officers protecting the sectors with the highest crime rates in El Alto with the number of troops brought to Potosí to carry out the arrest of the former citizen leader.

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