Bolivians in Morales stronghold mourn eight killed in clashes

Morales’s supporters blame interim gov’t of President Anez as security forces quell blockade at El Alto fuel plant.

As security forces and the supporters of former President Evo Morales clashed at an El Alto fuel plant, at least eight people were killed.

This has exposed deep rifts between Morales’s mostly indigenous supporters and the interim government of President Jeanine Anez, who has called for new elections.

His supporters want Anez to step down and the government to withdraw a supreme decree that says the army and police will not be held accountable in what it referred to as their effort to impose security. 

Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez reports from El Alto, Bolivia.