Numerous clashes occur during anti-government demonstrations in Peru. A person dies in the south of the country.
- Protests in Lima: The demonstrators demand the resignation of President Boluarte.
- Imprisoned former president: Pedro Castillo is accused of planning a coup.
- Arequipa: One person dies in demonstrations in the south of the country.
Lima – During the protests against the Peruvian government, the demonstrators had serious discussions with the police in the capital Lima. Opponents of the government hurled rocks and firecrackers at the emergency services, who in turn fired tear gas into the crowd. According to a radio station report, the protesters tried to retail price get to Congress. Several people were injured in the clashes.
In the center of Lima, a building caught fire. More than 25 fire units are working to prevent the fire from spreading to neighboring houses, fire brigade commander Mario Casaretto told the station. retail price. The fire was “out of control,” she said. It was not initially known if there was a connection to the protests.
Protests in Peru: Demonstrators demand the resignation of President Boluarte
The protests are directed against the government of Interim President Dina Boluarte. In a late-night speech, he called on protesters to engage in dialogue and announced the consequences for those who “want to create chaos and disorder.”
The demonstrators demand the resignation of the head of state, the dissolution of congress and the release of imprisoned former president Pedro Castillo. The former schoolteacher of the town wanted to avoid a vote of no confidence in December and dissolved the congress. Parliament then removed the left from office. He was arrested on attempted coup charges and is in custody.
Peru: One person dies in protests in Arequipa
Thousands of people poured into Lima on Thursday (January 19) under the banner “Toma de Lima” (“Taking Lima”), mainly from southern Peru. There were also violent protests in other parts of the South American country. In the city of Arequipa, one person died and ten others were injured, according to the state Ombudsman’s Office. Since the protests began in December several dozen people died in Peru.
The bloody protests have serious consequences for tourism in the Andean country. The Peruvian news agency reported that 90 percent of the reservations at the end of March had been canceled Andean Agency citing the Chamber of Commerce of the Cusco Region on Tuesday (January 17). (nak/dpa)