The teachers, who have been protesting the government for a while, demanding that their salaries be improved and the education budget increased, clashed with the security forces.
Teachers affiliated with the Bolivian Confederation of Urban Education Workers (CTEUB), who came together in the capital La Paz, walked to Plaza Murillo square, where the government buildings are located.
A clash broke out between the demonstrators and the security forces, who managed to enter the city’s iconic square despite the police’s hindrance.
The police responded with tear gas to the protesters who resisted with their flags and pennants. The teachers were removed from the square.
The unions are demanding that the current education budget be increased by 30 percent and working hours reduced.
Teachers are protesting the government’s education policy, as an agreement has not yet been reached in the negotiations between CTEUB and the government, which have been going on for 63 days.
In Bolivia, where education is free and compulsory, it was reflected in the figures that the education budget was restricted due to the economic contraction experienced for a while.