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Peru. Communication chaos as a result of roadblocks of former president Castillo’s supporters

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Dozens of roads in Peru are blocked by supporters of former President Pedro Castillo. The protests of his supporters, as pointed out by economic industry organizations on Thursday, led to serious losses in the country’s economy.

About 40 roads in the territory Peru has been blocked for nearly 24 hours by supporters of former president Pedro Castillo, who was imprisoned after December’s coup attempt.

Roadblocks in PeruPAP/EPA/ALDAIR MEJIA

Since Wednesday, roadblocks in various places in Peru turned into riots in some places. The protests organized by Castillo’s supporters have cost the lives of at least 28 people and injured more than 500 Peruvians.


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In announcements published on Thursday, Peruvian trade organizations, including the farmers’ association AGAP, called on demonstrators to stop the protests immediately, as they “lead the economy to multi-million losses.”

Arrest of President Castillo

Most of the demonstrators demand Castillo’s release, his reinstatement as president and the organization of early parliamentary elections in the country in 2023.

Roadblocks in PeruPAP/EPA/ALDAIR MEJIA

However, according to the December decision of Peru’s unicameral parliament, the Congress, the next parliamentary elections will not take place until April 2023.

Valid throughout Peru state of emergency introduced in connection with the riots that broke out shortly after President Castillo was arrested on December 7 trying to dissolve parliament. After the dismissal of the left-wing politician, the former vice-president, Dina Boluarte, was appointed to the highest office in the country.

Main photo source: PAP/EPA/ALDAIR MEJIA

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