Last Tuesday, January 24, the center of Lima was once again the scene of violent clashes between agents of the Peruvian National Police (PNP) and protesters demanding the resignation of President Dina Boluarte and an advance of elections for this same year 2023. .
Peruvians from the southern regions of the country have been accusing the PNP of abuse of authority and repression. This time they captured in a video that has been broadcast on social networks a Line 50 bus that had been the victim of tear gas bombs.
The material shows the public vehicle filled with toxic gas, so the passengers who were in said unit had to leave the bus and get to safety, however it was learned that there were also minors inside the car. One of the little ones had to be taken to an emergency health center.
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Until now, it is heard that it would have been the Police themselves who, without any care for the life and physical integrity of other people, fearlessly launched the tear gas canisters. However, this information is still under investigation.
Until the closing of this note, it is unknown if the PNP is really responsible for these actions. Other witnesses assure that it was the demonstrators who took an activated tear gas canister and that it was lying on the ground to throw it at the vehicles.
During the last edition of the march against the Government of Dina Boluarte, the Association of Photojournalists of Peru (AFFP) denounced that the National Police (PNP) fired pellets at its photojournalist Guadalupe Pardo, who saved her sight thanks to the camera lens that he was wearing
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Photojournalists Sebastián Castañeda, from the Reuters agency, and Ernesto Benavides, from the France Presse agency, were also injured by a pellet shot during coverage of the protest in Lima, according to the Press and Society Institute (IPYS).
The union specified that Benavides was hit in the leg with a rubber pellet shot. For this reason, it demanded “immediate and urgent guarantees for press coverage during the anti-government protests that are taking place in Peru.”
Marches in Lima had violent clashes between protesters and the National Police in the Historic Center Protests will continue in Lima: protesters from other regions will reach the capital Roads closed and riots in Lima and Ica were recorded on the twentieth day of the resumption of protests
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