Los Angeles protest condemns Bolivia coup
|Scott Scheffer – November 20, 2019|
Demonstrators gathered in front of the Bolivian Consulate in Los Angeles on Nov. 16 to denounce the U.S.-backed coup and repression in Bolivia. Signs and banners expressed solidarity with the democratically elected president of Bolivia, Evo Morales.
People from the city’s large Latinx community, including Bolivian activists, took the mic and gave impassioned anti-imperialist talks, inspired by the Indigenous-led resistance to the coup.
“Any politicians who call themselves progressive or left have to say something about this,” declared John Parker, speaking on behalf of the Socialist Unity Party and Struggle-La Lucha newspaper. “Why? Because this is an example of imperialism, and U.S. imperialism is the most dangerous thing to humanity today.”
The action was called by the Answer Coalition, AIM SoCal, Me Too Survivors March and others. Other organizations participating included Unión del Barrio, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, the Socialist Unity Party and the Party for Socialism and Liberation.