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Peru: Clashes break out as protesters demand Boluarte's resignation in Lima march02:58

Peru: Clashes break out as protesters demand Boluarte's resignation in Lima march

Peru, Lima
January 19, 2023 at 10:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of Peruvians took to the streets of Lima on Tuesday demanding peace and the resignation of President Dina Boluarte in a new action against the current government.

Footage shows hundreds of demonstrators carrying flags, signs, and balloons, as well as shouting phrases like 'the people ask for peace' and 'assassins'. The video also highlights a physical altercation between protesters and police officers, who used tear gas to disperse the group of people.

“We want someone to do justice for the 50 dead. They were not irrelevant, they were innocent people who were fighting for a just cause," explained Yolanda Gonzales, a protester.

Apart from asking for the end of the violent confrontation between police and protesters, the demonstrators also asked for the resignation of Boluarte.

"Let the whole world know that we want them to get out of here and we want justice," Gonzales added.

The new spell of protests comes after Boluarte refused to step down despite weeks of anti-government protests rocking the deeply divided country. The violent clashes in recent weeks have left dozens dead and dozens injured.

Previously, Peru extended a state of emergency for another month in the capital city of Lima and two southern regions where deadly anti-government protests sparked the country's worst violence in 20 years.

Peru: Clashes break out as protesters demand Boluarte's resignation in Lima march02:58
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Hundreds of Peruvians took to the streets of Lima on Tuesday demanding peace and the resignation of President Dina Boluarte in a new action against the current government.

Footage shows hundreds of demonstrators carrying flags, signs, and balloons, as well as shouting phrases like 'the people ask for peace' and 'assassins'. The video also highlights a physical altercation between protesters and police officers, who used tear gas to disperse the group of people.

“We want someone to do justice for the 50 dead. They were not irrelevant, they were innocent people who were fighting for a just cause," explained Yolanda Gonzales, a protester.

Apart from asking for the end of the violent confrontation between police and protesters, the demonstrators also asked for the resignation of Boluarte.

"Let the whole world know that we want them to get out of here and we want justice," Gonzales added.

The new spell of protests comes after Boluarte refused to step down despite weeks of anti-government protests rocking the deeply divided country. The violent clashes in recent weeks have left dozens dead and dozens injured.

Previously, Peru extended a state of emergency for another month in the capital city of Lima and two southern regions where deadly anti-government protests sparked the country's worst violence in 20 years.