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The President of Peru was attacked by two women who pulled his hair

The president of Peru, Dina Beluarte, was attacked and shaken on Saturday by two women during an official event in the Andean city of Ayacucho, where 10 people died in protests against his government.

The attack happened when Boluarte participated in the laying of the first stone for the asphalt of a road in the district of Chiara in the region of Ayacucho, about 570 km southeast of Lima.

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The president was with the governor of the Ayacucho region, Wilfredo Oscorima, who was throwing candy to the population as part of the ceremony when citizen Ruth Bárcena sneaked into the scene with another woman who took the president’s hair, according to a television picture.

After the situation and all the chaos in which the police and state security intervened, one of the citizens was detained while the president tried to rejoin.

Bárcena accused Boluarte of being responsible for the death of her husband, Leonardo Ancco, one of those who died in the protests in Ayacucho on December 15, 2022.

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“They killed my husband; am I calm?” Bárcena said this when she was arrested.

For his part, Chief of Staff Alberto Otárola expressed his rejection of the incident.

“I condemn and reject the aggression that President Dina Boluarte suffered today in Ayacucho during an official event. This unfortunate event endangers the integrity of the head of state, and it is very serious. With violence, we all lose as a country,” he showed on the social network X.

The president returned to Ayacucho for the first time since demonstrations left fifty people dead across the country, twenty of whom were said to be in the hands of state forces, according to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

In Ayacucho, 10 deaths were reported in movements in December 2022.

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