Police in Bolivia clash with disabled demonstrators

Disabled protesters clash with police in La Paz, Bolivia.
(Image credit: Aizar Raldes/AFP/Getty Images)

On Wednesday, police in Bolivia used high-pressure water cannons against disabled activists trying to get to the presidential palace to demand an increase in benefits.

The activists have been camping in La Paz for a month, and want a five-fold increase in their state benefits, the BBC reports; they receive 500 bolivianos ($14) a month. Many of the activists were in wheelchairs, and the government said they attacked officers with knives and harmful gases.

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