Clashes erupt across Bolivia amid unrest over election result

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In the city of Vindo on Thursday (local time), a mob stormed the municipal headquarters and dragged Mayor Patricia Arce into the street before setting the building ablaze.

Mayor Patricia Arce Guzman, the mayor of Vinto, was confronted by protestors at the town hall.

It was alleged that the two protesters had been killed during clashes with President Morales' supporters.

The mayor of the Bolivian town of Vinto, near Cochabamba, was assaulted and humiliated by a mob of angry protesters who blame her for the death of two protesters in neighboring Cochabamba, The Daily Mail reported. In addition they compelled her to signal a resignation letter.

The attack on the Bolivian mayor was an act to show the protester's disapproval of the leadership of the current president of Bolivia, President Evo Morales. There, they made her kneel down, reduce her hair and doused her in pink paint.

Amid shouts of "murderess, murderess" masked men dragged her by the streets barefoot to the bridge.

Vinto Mayor Patricia Arce speeds away on a motorbike after protesters handed her over to police in Vinto, Bolivia, November 6, 2019.

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Authorities in Bolivia say a 3rd individual has been killed in street clashes which have intensified because the nation's disputed election just about three months in the past.

The protestors, armed with wooden batons and stones, also set fire to the city hall, according to local media reports. Doctors said Vasquez had a fractured skull which may have been caused by an explosive device.

Bolivia's post-election clashes flip lethal as two are killed.

Vasquez is the third person to be killed in the protests that began after the results count was paused for about 24 hours on election night, prompting suspicions that the election had been rigged in favor of Morales.

In a press conference on Thursday, Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera called on opposition leaders Carlos Mesa and Luis Fernando Camacho to help stop the violence and heed an ongoing audit of the vote by the Organization of American States (OAS).

The ultimate effect gave Morales simply over the 10-percentage-point lead he wanted to win outright within the first spherical of the presidential election.

Mesa, the runner-up in the October 20 vote, who has been calling for Morales to step down, said on Twitter that a young man who died on Wednesday had been "murdered" by Morales supporters and blamed the government for stoking the violence.

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