Violent protests between Bolivian forces and indigenous people, loyal to former leftist President Evo Morales, have resulted in at least 30 deaths with no conceivable end is in sight. 

Violent protests were held in Cochabamba and Sacaba, right outside of the main town. This is an area where the former President has many supporters. 

In the city of El Alto, just outside of the capital of La Paz, indigenous people had been blocking a fuel plant for several days and had limited the access to the highway leading to the capital where food and fuel shortages were widespread. The government had flown in supplies to ease the burden on the people. 

But the military moved in to lift the blockade and the situation in El Alto quickly turned violent. Bolivian troops moved in with helicopters, armored vehicles, and motorcycles. At least six to eight people were killed in the violence.