Clashes between police and coca growers leave 24 injured and 15 detained in Bolivia

Clashes between coca leaf producers and Bolivian security forces persist in the city of La Paz, where 24 people have been injured and another 15 arrested in the last day of protests.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In what is now the 6th day of protests to reclaim control of the Departmental Association of Coca Producers (ADEPCOCA) market, the department's deputy police commander Hernan Romero reported that the agents have been "under siege" for over 5 hours.

He said that a building was set on fire and that explosives were set off by the coca leaf producers trying to retake ADEPCOCA.

Summoned by Self-Defense Committee leader Pedro Poma, the coca growers have also set up a vigil in one of the streets next to the coca market. "We are going to . . .

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