Morales was re-elected with 64% of the vote later that year.
An Aymaran Indian of extremely humble origins, Morales represents the aspirations of the indigenous majority in a country where ethnic and class divisions run along similar lines.
Some 14 people were treated were for injuries and five were arrested after violence broke out at protests in Madrid and Barcelona.
In 2009, García had faced down protests in the northern town of Bagua as indigenous groups protested against plans to facilitate hydrocarbons exploration and exploitation in the Amazon jungle.
Some thirty people, including police, were killed in the fray.
The spectacle of alleged greed and corruption has enraged Spaniards hurting from austerity and sky high unemployment.
Photos from the Internet Dating Conference taking place on May 31 - June 2, 2017 in Los Angeles.