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Bolivians were asking for government change
Popular protests took over the streets as soon as the possibility of electoral fraud became common knowledge. Over the following weeks, thousands of Bolivians took to the streets in protest, reclaiming their right to free and fair election.
The large masses moved against Evo Morales' should be listened to and respected. At a time when the legitimacy of democratic institutions is in doubt, the people should have the chance to defend their rights in peaceful protest. If they cry for regime change, they deserve to get it. 
Thousands have also taken to the streets in defense of Morales. To assume without further evidence that one popular protest simply trumps the other is to truly undermine democratic institutions.
1. Democracy puts the power in the hands of the people. 2. The people wanted Morales out. 3. Therefore, he should have been forced to leave office.
Rejecting the premises
Rejecting P2. Many people also wanted Morales to stay in office. One protest does not automatically trump another.