Clashes broke out in Cochabamba in western Bolivia Monday, May 28, over both a block in funding and the death of a student in a protest last week. It was unclear how many were injured during the latest confrontation between the protesters and police.
The latest violence began when protesters gathered at government offices being guarded by riot police. Students have been marching for more than two weeks in El Alto and La Paz.
The Public University of El Alto has 43,000 active students, the majority of whom are in financial need. Bolivian President, Evo Morales, currently aspiring to a fourth term in office, chalked the violence up to to an attempt to overthrow him.