thousands of protesters They protested this Saturday Lime and other cities of
Peru against the government of the president peter castle with chants and banners demanding his resignation or dismissal.
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under the motto “Peru reacts”the main squares of various Peruvian towns were filled with flags and white-red shirts.
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The most massive march took place in the capital, where thousands of citizens walked several streets of its historic center with posters calling for the resignation of the president.
“Castillo out, out now”, “Delinquent out”, “Corrupt”, was read in some of them. “The corruption of this Castillo government is leading our people to the abyss (…) that he resign, that between a new president, the people no longer want him, he has deceived us,” Juan Marco Vélez told EFE.
In the same sense, Nancy Valdivieso expressed herself, who urged her compatriots to “listen and wake up” and to watch over a country “of peace and freedom” for future generations.
Incidents with the police
During the march in Lima, there were some small clashes between the National Police of Peru (PNP) and a small group of protesters who wanted to reach Congress and the Government Palace, surrounded by security.
During the incident, the agents tried to dissuade the protesters with tear gas, which triggered the throwing of objects at the uniformed men and their horses.
Meanwhile, the Ombudsman’s Office urged the PNP through social networks to make “rational and strictly necessary use of tear gas” and to avoid the use of horses in the marches, considering that this could affect the integrity of the protesters.
The protest against Castillo it was replicated peacefully in other cities of the country, among them the southern ones of Arequipa and Cuzco and the northern ones of La Libertad and Piura.
Castillo says he’s staying
Since Castillo took office in July of last year, the country has been the scene of several marches for and against the president, who in fifteen months of management has dodged two failed attempts at impeachment by the parliamentary opposition, who is now preparing a third presidential vacancy motion.
This Saturday, during an official act, Castillo reiterated his conviction that he will reach the end of his term in 2026 and that his government will defeat “the enemies of change and the conservatives” who, according to him, are trying to “bend him with misinformation, with false accusations and slander.
“They will have me until the last day of my term because the people have decided so,” said the president on Saturday, who has repeatedly denounced a kind of “plot” between a sector of the opposition, the press and the judiciary. to remove him from power through what he described as a “new form of coup d’état.”
Castillo made this accusation for the first time a day after the Attorney General of the Nation (General), Patricia Benavides, filed a constitutional complaint against him in Congress for allegedly leading an alleged criminal organization that, according to the Public Ministry, obtained money of fraudulent bids for public works.
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