And as the following BBC article reveals...
...I'm not the only one who knew there was a lot more to this than cops rioting about a pay cut.
He alleged that the uprising was not just a dispute over benefits.
"There were lots of infiltrators, dressed as civilians, and we know where they were from," the president said.
"The people of Lucio Gutierrez were there, provoking, inciting to violence," he added, referring to the leader of the opposition Patriotic Society Party (PSP).
Who wants to bet Chevron Corporation is funneling money and ideas to Gutierrez's party? I'd be shocked if they weren't.