Peru: two dead in protests against the new president, who advances the general elections

Peru: two dead in protests against the new president, who advances the general elections

Peru two dead in protests against the new president who

She was sworn in on December 7, after her predecessor was arrested after his failed attempt to dissolve parliament to establish a state of emergency, which was described as a “Rebellion”. This rural teacher and union leader, disconnected from the elites and supported by the Andean regions since the 2021 elections, was remanded in custody for seven days at the request of the prosecution, which is prosecuting him for “rebellion” and “conspiracy”.

Since then, the demonstrations have multiplied and swelled throughout the country, especially in the cities of the north and the Andes. Thousands of people mobilized in the streets of Cajamarca, Arequipa, Tacna, Andahuaylas, Cusco and Puno, demanding the release of the former head of state and new elections, and calling for a national strike. Two people died and at least five people were injured on Sunday.

Sign of the rising tension: a session in Congress on the situation in the country was suspended after incidents. Images posted on social networks show a man punching another in an aisle of the hemicycle, then a stampede in the center of it, without it being possible to know the cause. The session was still suspended on Sunday at the start of the evening.

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