At the very least 9 individuals died following clashes close to Juliaca airport in southern Peru, the ombudsman’s workplace mentioned on Monday, after the resumption of protests demanding early elections and the discharge of jailed former President Pedro Castillo.
The most recent casualties take the dying toll from anti-government clashes with safety forces to 31 because the protests started in early December following the removing and arrest of Castillo shortly after he tried to illegally dissolve Congress.
He’s serving 18 months of pre-trial detention on expenses of insurrection, which he denies.
“We ask the forces of regulation and order to make a authorized, crucial and proportional use of power and we urge the state prosecutor’s workplace to hold out a immediate investigation to make clear the info,” the ombudsman’s workplace wrote on Twitter.
Protests resumed final week after a vacation lull. Aside from early elections and the discharge of Castillo, the protestors are calling for the resignation of recent President Dina Boluarte, closure of Congress and adjustments to the structure.
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