Democracy in Bolivia is under threat because of attempts to stage a coup, President of Bolivia Evo Morales said after some police officers joined the protesters, TASS reported.
He took to Twitter to urge his people to protect democracy and Constitution to maintain peace and save the lives of people.
According to Bolivian media, police in at least three cities have declared mutinies and joined anti-government protests.
Presidential elections were held in Bolivia on October 20. Evo Morales was declared the winner, while his main rival, ex-president Carlos Mesa did not recognize Morales' victory in the first round. Protests broke out once the results were announced. Morales declared a state of emergency and accused the opposition of trying to organize a coup.