At the end of the day that this happened, he published a tweet that showed neither gratitude nor joy. In it he recalled that three years had passed since the governor had committed his alleged crimes and that he hoped the government would be strong enough to keep him behind bars. The apprehension produced intense and spontaneous outrage in Santa Cruz. Groups led by regional deputies and legislators from Camacho's party seized the two airports in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Subsequently, crowds that have not been clearly identified set fire to the prosecutor's office buildings in Santa Cruz and Cochabamba. The first was incinerated, as well as about thirty vehicles parked next to it.
Several other public offices were attacked. The facade of the house of a Santa Cruz minister from Arce's cabinet was also burned. Police arrested 28 people for these events. The Santa Cruz Civic Committee tried to distance itself south africa phone number list from them, attributing them to "self-attacks." Such a strong reaction had not been foreseen by the government, which was almost unable to control it. Did the authorities underestimate the symbolic importance of Camacho for Santa Cruz? Only time can tell. What the rulers surely did expect was the 24-hour strike carried out by the Civic Committee on Friday, December 29, in protest of what had happened; a soft measure that did not make a dent.
It is believed that one of the reasons that led the Minister of the Interior (Interior), Eduardo del Castillo, to specify now what he had not been able to do before is that Santa Cruz recently carried out a 36-day strike in October-November to trying to bring forward the date of the population census, called for March 2024. Bringing it forward was in the interest of the region to obtain more resources and political representation, since it is the fastest growing in the country. That strike partially failed and exhausted the material and mental reserves of the local population for another long-lasting conflict.