Police, Disabled Protesters Clash in Bolivia

Police in Bolivia have clashed with disabled protesters who tried to approach the presidential palace to demand an increase in state benefits.

The Bolivian Government said a group of protesters attacked police officers with knives and noxious gases.

Police pushed them back with high-pressure water cannons.

Disabled activists have been camping in central La Paz for a month, calling for a five-fold increase in disability benefits amounting to $14.

The government of leftist President Evo Morales rejecting their demands said it had reached a comprehensive deal other disability groups over the past weeks.

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