June 23, 2012

Looting broke out near Bolivia’s presidential palace Friday as junior members of the police force angry over low wages joined a nationwide mutiny.

A crowd of some 200 officers, wearing civilian clothes and covering their faces, attacked the National Intelligence Directorate, smashing windows and pulling out furniture, documents, computers and even setting flags on fire.

The Directorate, which also houses the police disciplinary board, is located one block from the main square in La Paz, where the presidential palace is located.

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