The National Police of Peru repressed on Saturday in the capital, Lima, protesters who were participating in a national march against impunity and against the government of the designated president Dina Boluarte, which they blame for the more than 60 deaths caused by the repression.

This was reported by the National Human Rights Coordinator on its Twitter account, in which it published “The Peruvian Police assaulted people who were demonstrating peacefully near the Comptroller’s Office, Downtown Lima. Several injuries are reported. The Peruvian Police cannot make unnecessary or excessive use of its force. Enough of police abuse!

In the same tweet, they posted a photograph of two wounded with head injuries and a video of one of them denouncing the attacks by the police forces.

The injured protester explained that he was attacked by an officer and that when he began to bleed heavily, another officer approached him, demanding that he immediately clean himself up and cover himself. “Because if I don’t do that, a complaint as a terrorist will come to me and they will prosecute me,” explained the man. “They started spraying more gas and I was already choking,” he said, adding that he was finally able to be treated by paramedics.

This is how the Police responded to the concentration of protesters in the Campo de Marte, in the district of Jesús María, where they demanded justice for those who fell during their fight for democracy.

While they were moving along Arequipa avenue, a police contingent closed the street and fired tear gas canisters at them despite the peaceful nature of the protest.

Social organizations called the march against impunity and to reject the claim of amnesty for the military and police.

Since the start of the protests, more than 60 people have died, the majority as a result of the use of extreme violence against the protesters, who are calling for the closure of Congress, the advancement of elections, and the calling of a constituent assembly that will result in a Constitution. representative of the interests of the great excluded majorities.


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