Peru: Thousands of protesters gather in Lima to demand Dina Boluarte’s resignation

Peru: Thousands of protesters gather in Lima to demand Dina Boluarte’s resignation

owner18. January 2023

Thousands of rural Peruvians gathered in the capital Lima this Wednesday to call for the resignation of President Dina Boluarte, who took office in December 2022 after the impeachment and arrest of leftist President Pedro Castillo. The protests are being led by indigenous, peasant and union organizations opposed to December’s coup. At least 50 protesters have been killed since Castillo was ousted. On Tuesday, Lima police fired tear gas at protesters who vowed to stay on the streets.

Yorbin Herrera: “We are out [la ciudad de] Chota, [departamento de] Cajamarca. We have come [a Lima] to defend our homeland, considering that we are with a dictatorial government, with a militaristic government that has stained our country with blood.”