24th February 11:59 PM
Mayor of small town in Bolivia attacked by opposition protesters
By Semi Turaga
Friday 08/11/2019
Patricia Arce was covered in red paint and had her hair cut off [Photo:BBC]

The mayor of a small town in Bolivia has been attacked by opposition protesters who dragged her through the streets barefoot, covered her in red paint and forcibly cut her hair.

Patricia Arce of the governing Mas party was handed over to the police after several hours.


It is the latest in a series of violent clashes between government supporters and opponents in the wake of controversial presidential elections.

At least three people have died so far.


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