Student, Faculty Protests Continue in Sucre

Student demonstrator. Sure, Bolivia, 08-Apri-2013

Sucre, Bolivia – University of San Francisco Xavier students, faculty and administrators continued their protests over budgetary shortfalls yesterday and this morning, blocking traffic and access to a government building in the city’s historical center.

As I mentioned last week, the main demand, directed towards the governor of Chuquisaca State, Esteban Urquizu, is that the state provide 10 percent of its total oil and gas royalties, as required by law, to the university. Urquizi, a member of The Movement for Socialism (MAS) led by Bolivian President Evo Morales, is at 31 the youngest governor in the country.

A few quick snaps: at top, fireworks yesterday in front of a federal building; and below, demonstrators begin a march through Sucre’s historic center at the Plaza 25 de Mayo on Monday (8 Apr); demonstrators preparing for another protest this morning shortly after 8 a.m.

University of San Francisco Xavier student and faculty demonstration, Sucre, Bolivia, 08-Apr-2013

University of San Francisco Xavier student and faculty demonstration, Sucre, Bolivia, 08-Apr-2013

 

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  1. jcalberta says

    i admire student activists … im from the sixties.
    nowadays people just sit at home while the country goes down the toilet.
    in the sixties it was mainly student activists that led the vanguard of protests against Nam and racism. hard to say how effective they were .. but they sure got noticed.

    1. BobR says

      I admire anyone who takes the time and effort to organize to seek justice. It’s always refreshing to see people taking to the streets. As for those from the sixties – they were effective to an extent. A lot of what emerged from the sixties is now considered mainstream thinking. (Granted, much of it is not.)

  2. […] photos on my flickr stream here, and a bit more background on the demonstrations here (or linked to below). The local daily Correo del Sur is also providing local coverage (in […]

  3. […] I mentioned Sucre’s historical University of Saint Francis Xavier in a few posts [here, here and here] over the past 10 days, whose students and faculty were in the midst of an annual battle […]

  4. […] Sucre 003 Image by pirano Bob R Aftermath of a demonstration, Sucre, Bolivia, 04-Apr-2013 More about the protests on myblog here. […]

  5. Kara says

    Thank you for linking to my article on Sucre!

  6. […] photos on my flickr stream here, and a bit more background on the demonstrations here (or linked to below). The local daily Correo del Sur is also providing local coverage (in […]

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