Police have joined protests in several Bolivian cities over the disputed re-election of President Evo Morales.
Mr Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous president, accuses opponents of trying to depose him.
But the country’s defence minister said there were no plans to send the military to quell the police “mutiny”.
Image caption: Friday’s protests were the first to include large numbers Bolivian police, Image copyright REUTERS
There have been 17 days of deadly protests against Mr Morales, who is accused of rigging last month’s election to secure a fourth term.
Mr Morales – Latin America’s longest-serving leader – denies any wrongdoing and says he will not resign.
What do we know about the demonstrations?
Demonstrations on Friday were the first to include large numbers of police, though the scale was unclear.
Initial reports indicate uniformed officers joined protesters in La Paz, Sucre, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Potosí and Oruro.