Police and Army will unblock blocked highways in Peru | News

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The Peruvian government announced Thursday that security forces will clear roads that have been blocked by protesters across the country, protesting against President Dina Boluarte and demanding early elections and the dissolution of Congress.


They carry out a new march in Lima against the Peruvian government

Through a statement, the Ministries of Defense and the Interior reported that the Peruvian Police, with the support of the Armed Forces, will clear the roads and highways of the National Road Network that are declared in a state of emergency.

"We call on those who persist in these illegal measures to desist from it, allow the peaceful unblocking of the roads and avoid confrontations with the forces of order that will act in defense of legality," an official statement remarked.

The measure was announced in the midst of a mobilization in the Peruvian capital that was attended by thousands of people from other regions of the country, to demand the resignation of President Dina Boluarte.

In the midst of the massive mobilization in Lima, the National Coordinator of Human Rights in Peru (CNDDHH) presented a report on the abuses committed by the Peruvian security forces, in the framework of the anti-government demonstrations.

The nine-point document denounces the use of ammunition such as metal pellets and bullets against protesters. equally alert about torture that includes beatings of detained citizens and their exposure to the cold without shelter.

They also held the army responsible for the massacre that occurred in Ayacucho on December 15, 2022 and warned that the state of emergency and militarization favors the violation of Human Rights.

According to the Human Rights organization, more than 1,000 Peruvians have been injured as a result of police and military repression in the latest protests in that country.

According to data from the Peruvian Ombudsman's Office, since the beginning of the anti-government protests in Peru, almost 60 people have died due to the repression of the security forces.

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