At least five killed in clashes between Pro-Morales protesters and security forces

At least five people were killed in Bolivia after clashes broke out between supporters of former President Evo Morales and security forces.

According to the Associated News agency those injured and killed had bullet wounds.

Bolivia’s authorities did not report any deaths in the city.

Witnesses said police opened fire on protesters calling for the return of Morales to Bolivia.

Morales resigned last Sunday amid protests following the presidential election, he then fled to Mexico.

Riot police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in La Paz, the country’s administrative centre. Morales, has said he was forced to stand down but did so willingly “so there would be no more bloodshed”. But his resignation triggered clashes around Bolivia between his supporters and police.

Interim President Jeanine Áñez, said Evo Morales could be prosecuted if he returned to Bolivia.

But, Morales rejected election fraud charges.

The new government broke ties with Venezuela, and were also sending home more than 700 Cuban medics.

The moves aims to show that the new authorities are distancing themselves from Morales’ regional left-wing allies.

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