They demand justice for a young man who received 36 pellets in Peru | News

The family of the young Rosalino Flores who received a discharge of at least 36 pellets on January 11 during an act of repression in the city of Cusco, demanded justice on Wednesday for the crime against the 22-year-old.


Young man who received 36 pellets in protest in Peru dies

The family’s claim occurs after the death last Tuesday of the 22-year-old, after 2 months of agony, due to the projectiles that the Police fired at him when he was helping other protesters in Cusco.

During a press conference, the mother of Rosalino Flores stated that she does not want any type of compensation from the Peruvian government, but justice and to know who was the policeman who shot her son.

The family lawyer, Juan José Quispe, pointed out that the young man died of multiple organ failure in the thorax as a result of the projectiles that were lodged in his body.

In his statements, Juan José Quispe denied that the projectiles and bullets used by the police force and the Army to repress the demonstrations were not lethal.

He also denounced that the case of Rosalino Flores was being investigated in the city of Cusco as minor injuries.

“This investigation will be long, because there is no collaboration from the authorities,” warned the lawyer for the Flores family.

On January 11, the young Rosalino Flores, together with his brother Juan José, participated in the protests in Cusco against the government of the designated president Dina Boluarte.

During the repression of the mobilization, Flores was hit by a volley of pellets at the hands of a police officer, who shot him a few meters away. The incident was recorded by security cameras in the area.

After receiving a total of 36 pellets, Rosalino Flores was taken to the Intensive Care Unit of the Antonio Lorena Hospital in the city of Cusco. Later, due to the seriousness of his injuries, he was evacuated to the Arzobispo Loayza hospital in Lima, where he died last Tuesday.