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San Marcos University houses demonstrators from the interior of Peru

San Marcos University houses demonstrators from the interior of Peru

Lima, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The first demonstrators arriving from the interior of Peru entered early this morning to the campus of the Universidad Mayor de San Marcos, taken hours before by students in solidarity, who turned it into a large lodging for the marchers.

The University City welcomed them with applause and slogans of struggle, when the three busloads of people from the province of Canchis, one of the 14 provinces of the southern Andean region of Cusco, one of the strongholds of the protests that began again on January 4, entered.

More than 300 Cusco residents, many from the countryside, camped in the university gardens and from early morning light began to arrive with light mattresses, food, fruit, vegetables and other products provided by the Student Federation of the oldest university in the Americas for the guests.

In the meantime, buses, light units and trucks continued to arrive, crammed with demonstrators also from regions such as Apurímac, Ayacucho and various regions, while hundreds of delegations organized by provinces are on their way, mainly from the south of the country, but they also announced that they are coming from the north, the center and the Amazon.

In view of the possibility that these controls could prevent the marchers from arriving in Lima, the Ombudsman’s Office reminded the Government and the Police that they cannot violate the right of the people from the provinces to travel to the capital.

On the Twitter network, a provincial mother asked that, please, the marchers return alive, an allusion to the fact that 48 deaths have been registered during the two waves of protests, the first one last December, after former President Pedro Castillo was replaced by his vice-president, Dina Boluarte.

The visitors, as well as the General Confederation of Workers, demand the resignation of Boluarte and her replacement by a new head of the Congress of the Republic who is of consensus and guarantees neutrality in the early general elections which they also demand to be held soon.


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