The mass rejection put neoliberals Jorge del Castillo, Lourdes Flores and Juan Sheput to flight. They were were promoting anti-communist rallies against the government in several cities.
The visitors from Lima held a press conference at the main square of Arequipa, which motivated a spontaneous gathering of repudiation. Participants carried a big sign with the slogan: ‘No to the coup d’état’.
The people chanted: ‘Corrupt people out’, the slogan that resounded the most together with the demand that the three politicians leave the city, capital of a region in which Castillo won the elections.
A police cordon kept the outraged protesters under control, but could not prevent them from approaching and throwing eggs, tomatoes and garbage bags at them as they left the place.