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Bolivia must investigate violence at disability protest

Headline Title:  Bolivia must investigate violence at disability protest 24 February 2012 Bolivia’s authorities must initiate a prompt, full and independent investigation into reports that police used excessive force against people with disabilities during a demonstration in La Paz on Thursday, Amnesty International said. Several people were injured or fainted after the police set up a cordon near the city’s Plaza Murillo and repelled protesters who tried to advance, reportedly using pepper spray and electric shocks indiscriminately.Officials said police were acting in response to…

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