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Eventful end in Protests against Peru’s President

Lima, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Yesterday, Peru experienced a day of generally peaceful protests, with some incidents, road blockades and strikes in the interior of the country and with a large turnout and an eventful end in Lima.

From a police general to radio and television commentators coincided in highlighting with relief that, happily, there were no deaths, which is celebrated because in previous protests 49 lives were lost and pending justice, one of the reasons for current demonstrations that will continue in the following days.

The number of participants in Lima was considered much more than expected by reporters and commentators and has put in doubt the perception that the capital does not protest, because this time new sectors joined the mobilization called by a Coordinating Committee of Struggle integrated by social organizations.

The popular neighborhoods of the south, north and east of the extensive city converged in the capital in a jubilant and peaceful march that did not lose its calm because the Police carried out instructions to direct it along certain routes.

At a halt of the march, in front of the National Jury of Elections, the concurrence paid homage to the president of that court, Jorge Salas, in view of the attempts of the parliamentary extreme right to remove him from office because he did not yield to their pressures to annul the elections of 2021, won by Pedro Castillo.

The general secretary of the General Confederation of Workers (CGTP), Geronimo Lopez, and the leader of the Teachers Union of Puno, Lucio Calla, highlighted the democratic virtues of the magistrate.

The march continued its course towards the Paseo de los Héroes Navales, where a rally and a closing cultural event were scheduled, but young demonstrators diverted the column to try to reach the Legislative Palace, which the Police did not allow.

There were marches and rallies in almost the entire country, in 53 provinces of the coastal regions of Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Ancash, Ica, Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna, the Andean regions of Puno, Cusco, Apurimac, Ayacucho, Junin, Pasco and Cajamarca and the Amazon regions of Loreto, Ucayali, Amazonas and San Martín.

The Ombudsman’s Office also reported 21 road blockades in 10 provinces in nine regions.


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