The death toll from protests in Peru has risen to 66 and police stations have been set on fire

The death toll from protests in Peru has risen to 66 and police stations have been set on fire
The death toll from protests in Peru has risen to 66 and police stations have been set on fire
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Violent protests continue in Peru, calling for the resignation of the new president, Dina Boloart, and early elections, and 66 people have been killed so far, according to the Argentine newspaper “Los Andes”.

The foundation reported that protesters set fire to an office of the National Supervision of the Customs and Excise Administration (SONAT) and an immigration center in Yunguyo, a town two kilometers from Bolivia. In addition, they set fire to the offices of the National Agricultural Health Service (CINASA) and the National Police.

The provincial governor of Arequipa, Rohel Sánchez, stated: Protesters took a police officer hostage, as a result of clashes with law enforcement authorities. They threw stones and tried to seize the police station, but the police dispersed them by firing tear gas and pellets, and 12 injuries were recorded.

Meanwhile, the Public Prosecutor’s Office indicated that among the 193 people arrested during the intervention of the National Police of Peru on the campus of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM), 192 people have been released and only one is still being held.

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Since the start of the protests against President Dina Bulwart in early December, 66 people have been killed in clashes and events related to rallies demanding the resignation of the president, accusing her of betraying the ousted Castillo, and holding early elections so far, in April 2024.

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The Argentine newspaper “La Nacion” indicated that the demonstrators in Peru announced the continuation of the strike in the streets until President Boloart announces the resignation, and they said in a unified statement, “We speak to demand an immediate cessation of violence, and we demand Boloart’s resignation, which constitutionally means the immediate suit for holding new general elections.”

The statement added, “We demand the replacement of the government that participated in the massacre and killed the demonstrators, and we also demand an investigation of those responsible for the crimes committed in these days that exceed 30 days, so Dina Polwart, Alberto Otarola, their government, and Congress, which pushes and supports them, must They will be held accountable before justice for this human rights crisis they caused in the country.Likewise, we reiterate our call for international human rights agencies to intervene, mediate and facilitate democratic solutions so that no more rights violations are committed.

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