"All the people from the Alto mobilized to support the legitimate president in response to the threats of the coup plotters and the ongoing coup d'etat. Evo you are not alone. Bolivia resists."
He reiterated once again his complaint that a coup d'etat is actually being executed and asked the population to resist peacefully.
"I ask patriots, social activists, followers, public servants and those who historically recovered democracy to defend the homeland and the Bolivian people's vote."
The MAS leader' call to dialogue, however, was not immediately accepted by opposition politicians. One of them is the National Committee for the Defense of Democracy president, Waldo Albarracin, who insisted that Morales's resignation is the only way to pacify the country.
In response to the police mutiny that happened in the Santa Cruz city on Friday, Morales dismissed the departmental commander of the Police Igor Echegaray.
"You are withdrawn and made available to the national personnel directorate of the Bolivian Police General Command," a memorandum published by the local outlets says.
Previously, the Santa Cruz entrepreneur Fernando Camacho summoned the Army and the Police to disobey the Morales administration.