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Peru: Thousands Converge in Lima to Demand Resignation of Dina Boluarte

HeadlineJan 18, 2023

Thousands of Peruvians from rural areas are gathering in the capital of Lima to demand the resignation of President Dina Boluarte, who took power last month after the ouster and arrest of leftist President Pedro Castillo. The protests are being led by Indigenous, peasant and trade union groups opposed to the December coup. At least 50 protesters have been killed since Castillo’s ouster. On Tuesday, police in Lima fired tear gas at demonstrators, who vowed to remain in the streets.

Yorbin Herrera: “We are from Chota, Cajamarca. We have come to Lima to defend our country, considering that we are under a dictatorial government, a militarist government, which has stained our country with blood.”

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