#AceWorldNews – LA PAZ – April 25 – Bolivia sacked 702 members of the military Thursday in a quick response to a march by non-commissioned officers protesting alleged discrimination against indigenous members, AFP said.
The commander of the armed forces, General Victor Baldivieso, likened the protest to sedition aimed at staging a coup.
About 2,000 sergeants from all services had turned out for the protest in uniform and singing marching songs as they paraded through down-town La Paz.
The protest followed the sacking of 13 non-commissioned officers on Monday for refusing to obey orders and for mutiny.
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