The demonstrations in Peru to demand the resignation of President Dina Boluarte they served six days and reached a new level of violence in the capital, for which the president called a national trucehe.
Amidst clouds of tear gas, stones and pellets, the social groups that gathered to ask the government to call early elections and establish a Constituent Assembly.
The riot police came to disperse the demonstrators with tear gas to prevent them from entering the headquarters of the Congress. The authorities too they ordered to close the international airport of Cuscoas a “prevention measure” for the national march on Wednesday against the Government.
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In addition, activities at the Juliaca and Arequipa air terminals were suspended.
The political crisis that Peru has been experiencing since last December 7 began with the self-coup attempt by Pedro Castillowho tried to dissolve Congress and then tried to flee the presidential residence, but was caught by the authorities.
Boluarte, Castillo’s former vice president, seized power in Peru in December.
“We, all the Peruvian people, are not going to give up. We have nothing to talk about with Mrs. (Dina) Boluarte. The lady knows very well: the only thing the people want is for him to resign and for there to be new elections“, said to AFP Carlos Avedano, a 35-year-old citizen who moved from Andahuaylas, a city 754 km southeast of the capital.
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“I will leave when we have called the general elections (…) I have no intention of staying in power,” Boluarte said, but refused to resign or advance the elections scheduled for April 2024.
The president affirmed that the idea that she provoked the coup against Pedro Castillo is a “narrative of groups of radical people based on drug trafficking, illegal mining and smuggling.” (YO)
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