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The government of Peru confirmed 17 deaths in the protest on Monday

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Those who died in the last hours showed serious wounds with projectile impactsaccording to a health official from the Carlos Monge hospital.

The mayor of Juliaca, Oscar Cáceresmade a desperate appeal to the population: “What is happening is a massacre among Peruvians, I ask you to calm down, do not expose yourselves.”

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Wave of protests in Peru

The streets of Peru are surrounded by demonstrations and blockades due to the impeachment of former President Pedro Castillo by Congress. The current president, Dina Boluarte, took office hours after the former president tried to dissolve parliament to establish an exceptional government with the suppression of guarantees.

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The chief of staff Alberto Otárola provided details about the protest this Monday that ended with 17 deaths: “Today, more than nine thousand people approached the Juliaca airport and approximately two thousand of these began a merciless attack against the police and the facilities, using magic weapons ( improvised weapons) and with a double charge of gunpowder, creating an extreme situation”.

The protesters, for their part, pointed out that “the policemen were shooting at us (…) we ask that Mrs. Dina (Boluarte) resign (…) accept that the people do not love you.”

The road blockades were maintained this Monday in the areas of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca; Cusco, Arequipa, Madre de Dios, Tacna and Apurimac.

Source: Ambito

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