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Crisis in Peru: Curfew ordered in 15 provinces while violence escalates and 15 deaths already

Lima.— At least 15 people died in Peru During the protests taking place in different parts of the country after the removal of the former President Peter Castillo, This follows authorities’ confirmation of seven deaths in the city of Ayacucho last night following the first day of the state of emergency declared by the National Executive.

The regional health directorate reported seven deaths last night after clashes between protesters and the army in Ayacucho, in the south of the country. A protest at the city’s airport resulted in at least two deaths, according to the ombudsman’s office.

Thus, the death toll from these protests rises to 15 people on the day the judge agreed to the prosecution’s request. Jail Castillo preventively for 18 months and check for mutiny and conspiracyAfter a failed self-coup on 7 September.

In the midst of increasing violence, the government issued a decree Curfew for at least five days in 15 provinces of the country, Specifically, the measure affects eight departments, including Arequipa, La Libertad, Ica, Apurimac, Cusco, Puno, Huancavelica and Ayacucho.

“Declare for a period of five calendar days Compulsory social immobilization of all people in their homes, Uses the document signed by the President of Peru, Dina Boluarte, within the framework of the state of emergency declared at the national level by Supreme Decree.

Curfew hours vary by province, although in all cases ends at 4 in the morning. In some provinces, such as Andahuellas or Chincheros, both in Apurimac, the measure begins at 6:00 pm, in other departments such as Arequipa or Cusco, the curfew begins at 8:00 pm.

A supporter of former President Pedro Castillo shouts at riot police holding a national flag during a protest demanding the closure of Congress and Castillo’s release in downtown Lima on December 15, 2022.Martin Burnetti – AFP

there the magistrate agreed “Hazard of Flight” The former president, who sought refuge in the Mexican embassy in Lima after a failed self-coup.

Castillo, since that date imprisoned in a police prison east of Lima, He will remain in jail till at least June 2024.

Castillo’s lawyer, Ronald Atencio, told the press, “We already knew what was going to happen (…) We didn’t come to the hearing because we weren’t going to be part of this carnival.” The defense will appeal.

The former governor, a leftist and a rural teacher of humble origins, intended to close parliament, interfere with public powers, and rule by decree. He justified his decision by saying that the opposition did not allow him to do his job and he was treated racist.

However, he did not find institutional support and his cabinet resigned, rejecting the failed attempt to subvert the democratic system.

former President He was arrested in flagrante delicto when he was trying to go to the Mexican embassy to request asylum. also exist against A constitutional complaint from the prosecutor’s office for corruption.

The strongest protests take place in the South, where they are held, with thousands of people marching in the streets five airports closed (Andahuales, Arequipa, Puno, Cuzco and Ayacucho). They demand Castillo’s freedom, his constitutional successor, the resignation of the former Vice President in the boulevard, Parliament and general elections are now closed.

Facing protests, the Boluaarte government announced on Wednesday state of emergency for 30 dayswhich allows the armed forces to participate in internal security.

    A Worker Uses Heavy Machinery To Clear A Road Blocked By Rioters At Kilometer 16 Of The Arequipa-Puno Highway In Yura District, Peru, On December 15, 2022, Following The Declaration Of A National Emergency.
A worker uses heavy machinery to clear a road blocked by rioters at kilometer 16 of the Arequipa-Puno highway in Yura district, Peru, on December 15, 2022, following the declaration of a national emergency. Diego Ramos – AFP

“We demand that the armed forces immediately stop using firearms and tear gas bombs dropped from helicopters”After the deaths in Ayacucho said the Ombudsman.

“We express our grave concern about the escalation of violence in Peru and deeply regret the death of 15 people,” the mission in the country of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Twitter.

Lokpal also told 340 injured So far. According to the police, about half belong to his institute.

“We hear the cry of the mothers in Ayacucho (…) sad day of violence, Once again we are sorry for the death of the Peruvians. My deepest sympathies to the bereaved. I reiterate my call for peace,” Ruling Boluaarte commented on Twitter.

More than 100 routes are blocked. Train suspended for tourist Machu Picchu and hundreds of tourists stranded,

In Lima, dozens of protesters are still camping outside a police prison where Castillo is being held, demanding his release. “The people want everyone to go, Dina Boluarte and the Congressman, we want a restoration for Peru. We are going to fight until the last breath, Professor Castillo has done nothing wrong,” said Rolando Arana, 38, a protester Said, who came from Huanvelica (South).

Castillo’s opponents say part of their support comes from Agitation defThe political wing of the Sendero Luminoso, a Maoist guerrilla that wreaked havoc in Peru in the 1980s and 1990s. they are called “Terrorist”.

“From the first day (Castillo) assumed the presidency and what’s more, in the (presidential) campaign, we were already terrorists, we were ‘terrucos’. They didn’t let him govern, we were thieves, we were corrupt. were,” recalled Vilma Vásquez, the former president’s niece, outside the prison.

Boluaarte urged Congress during a ceremony at the Air Force on Thursday Progress on General Elections from 2026 to 2023 approved, “Here we all go, executive and legislative,” he said.

Parliament opened a debate yesterday for the purpose, which Constitutional reform is needed.

Meanwhile, protesters also gathered around the central Plaza San Martín de Lima, the historic epicenter of the protests. Tear gas was fired at some pickets in the center of the Peruvian capital.

Supporters Of Peru'S Ousted President Pedro Castillo Hold Puppets Representing Congress President Jose Williams, Attorney General Patricia Benavides And Peru'S New President Dina Boluarte During A Protest In Lima, Peru, Thursday, December 15, 2022 .
Supporters of Peru’s ousted President Pedro Castillo hold puppets representing Congress President Jose Williams, Attorney General Patricia Benavides and Peru’s new President Dina Boluarte during a protest in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022.Martin Mejia – Associated Press

“It (Castillo prison) reveals our history of racism and classism against indigenous peoples, against deep Peruvians”said Professor Estefania Rivera, a 28-year-old native of Puno, upon learning of the verdict against Castillo.

“Justice should be equal for everyone, but if it comes to 18 months (for Castillo), that’s fine. I’m not on the side of Castillo or Boluart, I’m here for a better Peru,” 26-year-old activist Jorge Sandoval said.

The situation has also created diplomatic problems for Peru yesterday. called their ambassadors for consultation in ArgentinaBolivia, Colombia and Mexico disapproved of his decision to support Castillo.

AFP Agency


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