Bolivia condemns Egypt violence

Bolivian President Evo Morales has condemned the violence that has erupted in Egypt and the death of more than 750 people, and expressed solidarity with their families.

Morales chaired a public ceremony in the capital and took the opportunity to condemn the violence in the Arab nation, criticising "those countries and powers that boost this kind of genocide".

"We vigorously condemn and repudiate these events and send all our solidarity with peoples like Egypt fighting for democracy, for its restoration and unity of their people," Morales said.

The head of state criticized the presence of powers and interests behind the escalating violence in Cairo and other cities of the country and said it is time to live in diversity, seeking equality and the defense of dignity.

According to the president, to defend life is to defend humanity, and said he was moved by "so much slaughter, executions and for me pardon the expression, that is genocide."

Violence increased in Egypt since August 14, after a coup that overthrew President Mohamed Morsi, which provoked clashes between supporters and opponents of the head of state.

See also:
Venezuela withdraws Egypt ambassador over killings
Ecuador withdraws ambassador over Egypt massacre

[From Prensa Latina.]

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