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Protests resume in Peru



Thousands of demonstrators resumed protests against President Dina Boluarte in several regions of Peru after a partial truce for the New Year's holidays. After the dismissal in December of her predecessor, Pedro Castillo, for trying to dissolve the Congress to avoid his removal, days of violent social mobilizations followed.


On Wednesday afternoon, the Ombudsman's Office reported mobilizations, strikes and road blockades in 36 provinces, equivalent to 18.4% of the total.


In addition, it reported 35 road blockades, confrontations with the forces of law and order in the vicinity of an airport, the burning of a toll booth and attacks on a public transport vehicle in Arequipa, Puno and Tacna, regions of southern Peru.


In Lima, demonstrators who had arrived at Manco Capac square, where they had previously camped, were driven back by the police with tear gas bombs. They then continued their march to try to reach the Congress, but were blocked by the forces of law and order.


In reaction, President Boluarte made another call for peace and reiterated that there will be no impunity in the case of the deaths of at least 27 civilians during the December demonstrations.

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