They capture an alleged policeman destroying a luminary with slingshots

They capture an alleged policeman destroying a luminary with slingshots
They capture an alleged policeman destroying a luminary with slingshots

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January 3, 2023, 11:41 AM

January 3, 2023, 11:41 AM

On the night of Monday, January 2, when the police repression had already been unleashed again against the people who were keeping vigil outside the Police departmental Command, on the second ring, a neighbor from the top of his apartment managed to capture an alleged police force destroying a luminary at the point of slingshots

The uniformed man, who was accompanied by other of his comrades, picked up stones over and over again. to then throw them with the slingshot against the luminaire, getting to see that it impacts several times, but it only breaks the protective glass and does not affect the lighting

“Paco is throwing slingshots at the light and he can’t break the focus”, a person is heard saying that he captures with his cell phone the moment in which the policeman uses his slingshot.

This video was shared on social networks and immediately caused public repudiation. Even more so because that day several neighborhoods in the downtown area of ​​the Santa Cruz capital were left without electricity, without any explanation whatsoever.. In this regard, the deputy departmental commander of the Police, Edson Claure, said that his uniformed officers have “acted in accordance with the law,” and that they react when provoked.

The statements of the police chief do not accompany the videos that people record in different areas, where it is observed not only directly attacking people who are holding vigils with tear gas, but also chasing them with gas and pellets and apprehending them.

Councilor Maykol Negrete (UCS) demanded to sanction the police force for attacking municipal assets, a complaint he made through his social networks and tagged both the Bolivian Police and the Minister of Government, Eduardo del Castillo. “We demand a sanction for the police officer who is damaging municipal property, in addition to his immediate replacement. Under no point of view is such an outrage allowed to any public official,” he said.

It is expected that in the course of the morning the director of Public Lighting of the municipal Government, Franz Cossío, will provide a report on the subject.

The article is in Spanish

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