Second person dies during protests in Peru

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Lima (EFE).- A second protester died this Sunday in the Peruvian city of Andahuaylas, in the southern Andean region of Apurimac, while participating in a demonstration to demand early elections and the resignation of President Dina Boluarte, reported the National Coordinator of Human Rights (CNDDHH) and confirmed by the Mediator.

The first deceased was a 15-year-old teenager and identified by the initials DAQ, while the second was identified as Becam Romario Quispe Garfias, 18, detailed the CNDDHH on Twitter, where he demanded that the ” repression”. .

Hundreds of demonstrators, supporters of Pedro Castillo and against the Congress, demonstrate in the streets of the center, today in Lima (Peru). EFE/ Aldair Mejia

The protests, which have replicated in other parts of the country, are calling for snap elections and the resignation of Boluarte, who took office last Wednesday after Congress impeached his predecessor, Pedro Castillo, who ordered the dissolution of Congress. , announced that he would form an emergency government, rule by decree, convene a constituent assembly and reorganize the judiciary.

The ombudsman, Eliana Revollar, told RPP radio that “the situation of convulsion is getting worse” and added that, “in the face of a situation of this nature, the executive must react quickly”.

“We haven’t seen from the executive a sense of urgency and reality to be able to react,” he added.

Hundreds of demonstrators, supporters of Pedro Castillo and against the Congress, demonstrate in the streets of the center, today in Lima (Peru). EFE/ Aldair Mejia

Shortly before, Boluarte expressed his condolences this Sunday for the death of the first of the demonstrators.

“The life of no Peruvian deserves to be sacrificed for political interests. I express my condolences for the death of a citizen of Andahuaylas,” Boluarte wrote on his Twitter account.

The president also reiterated her “invocation to dialogue” and to “the end of violence” in a day of mobilizations and clashes between demonstrators and national police in Andahuaylas.

This Sunday, the Peruvian Corporation of Airports and Commercial Aviation (Corpac) announced the closure of Andahuaylas airport due to unrest and the burning of part of its facilities by protesters.

Hundreds of demonstrators, supporters of Pedro Castillo and against the Congress, demonstrate in the streets of the center, today in Lima (Peru). EFE/ Aldair Mejia

Through a press release shared by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Corpac explained that the terminal “has been under attack and acts of vandalism” since Saturday afternoon, which have affected the runway and essential equipment to ensure the air navigation service.

Likewise, “they set fire to the transmitter room, the fuel room” and surrounded the terminal, where 50 members of the National Police and Corpac workers are located, the official source added.

Protest mobilizations erupted, in isolation, in Andahuaylas and other towns in Peru on the same day that President Pedro Castillo was removed from office by Congress, after ordering the dissolution of Parliament and the establishment of an emergency government.

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