Violent riots: In Peru, people have died again during protests.Bild: keystone
At least nine people have died in renewed anti-government protests in southern Peru.
This was announced by the South American country’s ombudsman on Monday. Previously, demonstrators and security forces in the city of Juliaca had fought violently.
The ombudsman called on soldiers and police officers as well as demonstrators to exercise restraint. A few days ago, opponents of the government tried to storm Juliaca’s airport and engaged in violent street battles with the police.
Interim President Dina Boluarte.Bild: keystone
The protests are directed against the government of interim President Dina Boluarte. The demonstrators are demanding the resignation of the head of state, the dissolution of the congress and the release of the imprisoned ex-president Pedro Castillo.
Ex-President Pedro Castillo.Bild: keystone
The former village school teacher wanted to forestall a vote of no confidence in December and dissolved the congress. Parliament then removed him from office. He was arrested on charges of an attempted coup and remains in custody. Since the arrest, his supporters have repeatedly taken to the streets. (sda/dpa)
This might also interest you:
Right-wing Republicans blocked the election of their party colleague McCarthy as speaker in the US House of Representatives. They could also cause trouble for him in the future.
Opponents of newly elected House Speaker Kevin McCarthy blocked his election for 14 ballots and may continue to cause problems for him in the future. Organizing majorities in the House of Representatives for the legislative process is difficult even if there are no rivalries within your own faction – with them this could lead to constant new fights.