Bolivian mayor doused in red paint & had her hair hacked off by protesters who blamed her for the deaths of 2 opposition protesters.

A Bolivian mayor has been doused in red paint and had her hair hacked off by protesters who blamed her for the deaths of two opposition protesters.

Patricia Arce, of the governing Mas party, was dragged out of Vinto town hall on Wednesday and subjected to four hours of degradation in which she was made to kneel and sign her resignation. 

Young men carrying batons and wearing masks chanted, ‘Murderess, murderess,’ as they marched Arce to a platform where they cut her hair before the baying mob.

Bolivia has been gripped by deadly protests following President Evo Morales’ election victory on October 20 over claims it was rigged.

Mayor of Vinto, Patricia Arce, speaks to the media after being attacked in the street by a crowd that sprayed her with reddish paint and cut her hair in Vinto in Cochabamba province on Wednesday

Young men carrying batons and wearing masks chanted, ‘Murderess, murderess,’ as they marched Arce to a platform where they cut her hair before the baying mob

On Wednesday, rioters were blocking a bridge into Vinto, according to the BBC, when rumours spread two protesters had been killed in a neighbouring city.

It was later confirmed a 20-year-old student had died of injuries sustained in clashes  between pro- and anti-government demonstrators in the city of Cochabamba.

A ferocious mob marched to the town hall where they accused Arce of bringing in heavies to put an end to their blockade and blamed her for the deaths.

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A Bolivian mayor has been doused in red paint and had her hair hacked off by protesters who blamed her for the deaths of two opposition protesters. Patricia Arce, of the governing Mas party, was dragged out of Vinto town hall on Wednesday and subjected to four hours of degradation in which she was made to kneel and sign her resignation. Young men carrying batons and wearing masks chanted, 'Murderess, murderess,' as they marched Arce to a platform where they cut her hair before the baying mob. Bolivia has been gripped by deadly protests following President Evo Morales' election victory on October 20 over claims it was rigged. Mayor of Vinto, Patricia Arce, speaks to the media after being attacked in the street by a crowd that sprayed her with reddish paint and cut her hair in Vinto in Cochabamba province on Wednesday Young men carrying batons and wearing masks chanted, 'Murderess, murderess,' as they marched Arce to a platform where they cut her hair before the baying mob On Wednesday, rioters were blocking a bridge into Vinto, according to the BBC, when rumours spread two protesters had been killed in a neighbouring city. It was later confirmed a 20-year-old student had died of injuries sustained in clashes  between pro- and anti-government demonstrators in the city of Cochabamba. A ferocious mob marched to the town hall where they accused Arce of bringing in heavies to put an end to their blockade and blamed her for the deaths. The mayor was forced to sign a resignation letter on her knees and released to the police after four hours of being paraded. Regional police commander Walter Alvis received her in a van which was bombarded in a hail of stones as it sped away, according to Tele Sur.

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The mayor was forced to sign a resignation letter on her knees and released to the police after four hours of being paraded.

Regional police commander Walter Alvis received her in a van which was bombarded in a hail of stones as it sped away, according to Tele Sur. 

Bolivian mayor doused in red paint & had her hair hacked off by protesters who blamed her for the deaths of 2 opposition protesters.

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