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Tourists trapped in blockaded city

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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.

posted on Aug, 8 2010 @ 08:02 PM
nice thats how you get s hit done.

I doubt the hunger strike I am sure they have food and water for few months at least and being in the Mtns I bet they know how to fish and hunt.

it is good to see a society standing up for itself.

posted on Aug, 8 2010 @ 08:05 PM
Dude, if you're holding a city hostage, you don't want to go on a hunger strike. That's just bad tactics.

posted on Aug, 8 2010 @ 08:25 PM
More Info here^
"There's no police, no army. It's total anarchy,"
The governor of the district is one those participating in the hunger strike.

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