Military coup attempt fails in Bolivia, general arrested for removing president

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New Delhi: Amid international outrage, an apparent coup attempt in Bolivia has failed. This coup attempt has caused outrage across Bolivia. Let us tell you that an apparent failed coup attempt took place in Bolivia on Wednesday, where armored vehicles attacked the doors of government bungalows.

President Luis Arce said the country was firm against attacks on democracy. Arce told the army general, Juan José Zúñiga, who was leading the rebellion, that “I am your captain, and I order you to withdraw your troops, and I will not allow this disobedience.”

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Bolivian television showed two tanks and several people in military uniform outside the building, but the troops and armored vehicles later retreated. Soon after, Arce’s supporters came to the outside square waving Bolivian flags. However, the army general was arrested a short time later.

FIRST PUBLISHED : June 27, 2024, 07:32 IST

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