Carved stone book with text of the Proclamation of the Junta Tuitiva and Murillo monument, Plaza Murillo, La Paz, Bolivia
Pedro Domingo Murillo (1757-1810) came from an elite La Paz family. On July 16th 1809 he led a group (the Junta Tuitiva) in rebellion against the Spanish authorities, one of the first uprisings against Spanish rule in South America. The book in the foreground is the Proclamation of the Junta Tuitiva, their Declaration of Independence. The rebellion was put down and he was captured and hanged in the square on 29th January 1810; ultimately though it led to Bolivian independence.
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Photo © James Brunker, Magical Andes Photography 2015
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