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Saturday, 23 June 2012 - 8:17
Bolivian police protests turn violent and spread
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Protests by police officers demanding a pay rise have spread through Bolivia.

In the South American country's main city officers demanding a pay rise ransacked and set fire to a police building near the presidential palace.

Thousands have joined the protests in other cities, occupying barracks.

President Evo Morales cut short a visit to Brazil, where he was attending the UN sustainable development summit in Rio de Janeiro, to deal with the crisis.

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