Bolivia fires hundreds of protesting soldiers

April 24, 2014 10:53 PM

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The unprecedented military protest began on Tuesday with 500 soldiers, but expanded to about 1,000 on Thursday. Non-commissioned officers and sergeants marched through the capital of La Paz dressed in camouflage uniforms, together with some of their wives and Aymara indigenous leaders who supported their demands.

Protesters say the military discriminates against indigenous Bolivians, an accusation denied by defense officials.

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