Demonstrators in Bolivia
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Tension in Bolivia due to police mutiny

25 June 2012 Last updated at 18:13 BST

Bolivia's President Evo Morales accused political rivals of being behind a mutiny that has spread across different parts of the country.

Dozens of rank-and-file police officers that are demanding wage increases have rejected a deal signed by some of their representatives and the government.

The protests turned violent on Thursday when a group of officers and their wives seized control of an elite unit's barracks near the presidential palace in La Paz.

Margarita Rodriguez reports.