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Military police stand amid tear gas fired in front of the presidential palace in Plaza Murillo in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, June 26 2024
Military police stand amid tear fuel fired in entrance of the presidential palace in Plaza Murillo in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, June 26 2024 (AP)

An tried army coup seems to be underway in Bolivia because the South American nation’s president urged its residents to mobilize.

President Luis Arce issued a video assertion after armored autos rammed into the doorways of the nation’s authorities palace in La Paz on Wednesday.

“The country is facing an attempted coup d’état. Here we are, firm in Casa Grande, to confront any coup attempt. We need the Bolivian people to organize,” he mentioned.

The president was seen on video confronting the final commander of the Army, Juan José Zúñiga, and ordering him to face down.

“I am your captain, and I order you to withdraw your soldiers, and I will not allow this insubordination,” Arce mentioned.

Before he entered the constructing, Zúñiga advised journalists exterior that he nonetheless acknowledged the president because the army’s commander-in-chief.

But he added: “Surely soon there will be a new Cabinet of ministers; our country, our state cannot go on like this.”

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Soldiers walk amid tear gas they fired outside the Legislative Assembly in Plaza Murillo in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, June 26, 2024
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Pictures of scene in La Paz

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Soldiers stand guard outside the presidential palace in Plaza Murillo in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, June 26, 2024
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