Five people were killed, 22 injured in Bolivia on Friday amid protests between security forces and supporters of ex-President Evo Morales, AP reported.
The director of the hospital in the city of Sacaba, Guadalberto Lara, told AP that most of the dead and injured received gunshot wounds.
This morning, thousands of protesters, mostly indigenous people, gathered for a peaceful protest in Sakaba.
The clashes began when many of them tried to pass through a checkpoint near the city of Cochabamba, in which clashes between supporters and opponents of Morales took place over many weeks.
The country's ombudsman demanded a thorough investigation of the incident.