|Mourners hold wreaths around the coffin of a supporter of former president Evo Morales killed during clashes with security forces in Sacaba, Bolivia, on Saturday. (Juan Karita/Associated Press)|
(CBC) The United Nations warned on Saturday violence in Bolivia could "spin out of control" following a night of skirmishes between security forces and coca farmers loyal to ousted president Evo Morales that left at least eight dead.
Morales resigned a week ago under pressure from Bolivia's police and military after evidence of vote rigging tainted his Oct. 20 election victory. He fled to Mexico.
The leftist and charismatic former coca farmer has since called his ouster a "coup," and decried growing allegations of heavy-handed repression by security forces under interim president and former conservative lawmaker Jeanine Anez.
"The coup leaders massacre indigenous and humble people for asking for democracy," Morales said on Twitter late Friday, following reports of mounting deaths.
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