As deadly protests continue, Peru’s government faces crisis | protest news

As deadly protests continue, Peru’s government faces crisis |  protest news

Lima, Peru – Dozens of civilians shot dead by armed forces. The gates of a prominent public university are stormed by a military tank. Police stations set on fire. Nearly seven weeks after Dina Boluarte ascended to Peru’s presidency in the wake of the chaotic ouster of her predecessor Pedro Castillo, the protests that have … Read more

Rights groups appalled at lack of criticism of violations in Peru

Rights groups appalled at lack of criticism of violations in Peru

LIMA, Peru (AP) — More than 50 people have been killed in Peru in less than two months, mostly protesters at the hands of police officers. And while a few international concerned voices have emerged, much of the regional and global community has remained largely silent. The silence is dismayed by human rights groups calling … Read more

Tourists evacuated after Peru closes Machu Picchu amid protests | protest news

Tourists evacuated after Peru closes Machu Picchu amid protests |  protest news

The European Union slams the police’s ‘disproportionate’ response to the deadly unrest as the death toll of protesters rises to 45. Peru has closed its famous Machu Picchu historic site amid deadly anti-government protests, stranding hundreds of tourists for hours, as the European Union denounced what it called a “disproportionate” police response to the unrest. … Read more

Protests move to Peru’s capital, met by tear gas and smoke

Protests move to Peru’s capital, met by tear gas and smoke

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Thousands of protesters demanding the impeachment of President Dina Boluarte poured into Peru’s capital and clashed with police who fired tear gas. Many came from remote areas, where dozens have died in unrest that has gripped the country since Peru’s first leader with a rural background in the Andes was relieved … Read more

Peru: Protests erupt as thousands of police are deployed to guard the capital

Peru: Protests erupt as thousands of police are deployed to guard the capital

CNN — Protests in Peru on Thursday saw thousands of police dispatched to the capital Lima as hundreds of protesters marched downtown as fierce clashes erupted in the southern city of Arequipa. The Andean country’s week-long protest movement — seeking a full government reset — was sparked by the impeachment of former President Pedro Castillo … Read more

The Peruvian Andes “descended” on capital to demand the leader’s resignation

The Peruvian Andes “descended” on capital to demand the leader’s resignation

LIMA, Peru (AP) — People poured into Peru’s coastal capital, many from remote Andean regions, for a protest Thursday against President Dina Boluarte and in support of her predecessor, whose ouster last month sparked deadly unrest and plunged the nation into political chaos. There was a tense calm in the streets of Lima Thursday morning … Read more