A group of disabled people march in a protest demanding state benefits and an end to discrimination as they journey to La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday Feb. 19, 2012. The group began their 560-mile march from Trinidad to La Paz on Nov. 15 to ask for a law that gives the disabled population special recognition and administers a yearly allowance of 3,000 bolivianos, or about 430 U.S. dollars.
A disabled protester holds a sign reading ‘Evo wants a heliport, I want my rights’ (referring to Bolivian President Evo Morales).
Physically disabled people are seen upon their arrival to La Paz, February 23, 2012.
Riot police wait for protesters in the center of La Paz, February 23, 2012.
A wheelchair-bound woman is helped after being affected by tear gas.
A physically disabled man tries to block a police vehicle.
A physically disabled man on his wheelchair reacts to tear gas.