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Bolivia: children clash with police over child labour

19/12/13 07:05 CET

Police in La Paz took a heavy hand in dealing with protesting children as Bolivia’s lawmakers debated banning child labour.

A new code is being written making it illegal for under 14-year-olds to work.

But many youngsters say they help support their families and want to work providing its not forced labour.

In the end national assembly members refused their request for a rewrite to the code.

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