On Sept. 24, followers of Santa Cruz's far-right governor Luis Camacho tore off a wiphala Indigenous flag that minutes earlier had been hoisted by Vice President David Choquehuanca on the occasion of the 211th anniversary of Santa Cruz's liberation.
The action was considered "racist and outrageous" for disrespecting Indigenous people's symbols and the ruling MAS party's programs to fight discrimination.
"We thought that the right-wing was a coup plotter and racist, but the events of the 24th show a return of feudalism, slavery, and captive families in Santa Cruz," Morales said.
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