posted on Aug, 8 2010 @ 06:02 PM
Protesters who have been holding a Bolivian city hostage for 10 days have now cut off the rail line to Chile and started a hunger strike.
The 6,000 protesters have blocked the only roads in and out of Potosi, a city of 160,000 that lies up in the Andes.
They accuse Bolivian president Evo Morales is ignoring the many poor people in the city and want increased regional investment, including construction
of a new cement factory and a larger airport.
The city has been cut off from the rest of the country by roadblocks made of piled-up boulders on its main access routes.