Bolivian protest leader arrives in La Paz to pressure Morales
Updated : 2019-11-07 10:15:52
A Bolivian protest leader who has become a symbol of opposition to President Evo Morales arrived on Wednesday in the nation's capital, La Paz, where he plans to formally demand the leftist leader step down after a contentious election last month. Luis Fernando Camacho, a civic leader from the eastern city of Santa Cruz, was whisked away in a convoy from the city's main airport in nearby El Alto in the midst of a huge security presence and with rival protest groups massing outside. The gambit, after he was blocked from leaving the airport on Tuesday, has sparked a fierce backlash from government supporters, while seemingly helping rally a split opposition.