OAS Permanent Council will evaluate this Monday the serious political crisis in Peru
Foreign Minister Ana Gervasi mentioned that they will explain the measures that the Government of Dina Boluarte is implementing to face the wave of protests that already leaves an unfortunate balance of more than 60 dead.
OAS Permanent Council will analyze the situation in Peru. Photo: Capture
The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) will have an extraordinary session on Monday the 30th to once again evaluate the serious political and social crisis that Peru is experiencing. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ana Cecilia Gervasi, indicated that this meeting is being held at the request of the permanent representative of Colombia to this forum.
Ombudsman’s Office pronounces on deaths in protests
The Ombudsman to the Executive and Legislative that in its hands is the “political power to pacify and change the tragic course of these days.”
Chinatown is released in Ica
Several people freed the highway at the height of Barrio Chino, in Ica, after a dialogue with the protesters.
Several people freed the highway at the height of Barrio Chino, in Ica. Video: Latina
Statement from the medical brigades
The medical brigades issued a statement to narrate that Víctor Santiesteban Yacsavilca, the first to die during the protests in Lima, received first aid when he was injured and it was diagnosed that “the patient was unconscious, had vital signs and a severe head injury with fracture in the right occipital region and exposure of the brain mass”.
The victim was evacuated to the Grau Hospital Emergencies where he was received by medical personnel while the brigade members returned to the area of the demonstrations on Abancay avenue, in downtown Lima.
Violent protest in Lima left more than 30 injured among civilians and police
In addition, the National Police intervened 18 people who will be investigated for the crime of against public peace.
Several anti-government protesters collect tear gas canisters fired at them by the police to dissolve them in Lima, Peru, on Saturday, January 28, 2023. The protesters demand the resignation of President Dina Boluarte and legislators, the advancement of elections, the call to a constituent assembly, justice for those killed in the protests and the freedom of the ousted president Pedro Castillo. (AP Photo/Guadalupe Pardo)
The protesters who demand the advancement of general elections, the resignation of Dina Boluarte from the presidency of Peru and the call for a Constituent Assembly continue with their measure of struggle in different parts of the country and this last Saturday they mobilized through the main streets of the Center from Lima.
Situation in the Center of Lima
On Sunday morning, there was a tour of the streets of downtown Lima to find out how they had turned out after the clashes between the protesters and the Peruvian National Police (PNP).
The situation in downtown Lima after the clashes between the PNP and the protesters last Saturday. Video: TV Peru
73% of Peruvians want the general elections to be held this year
According to the most recent survey of the Institute of Peruvian Studies, seven out of ten Peruvians are committed to the renewal of the heads of the Executive and Congress.
If President Dina Boluarte resigns, José Williams, the head of Congress, would take office and would have to call new elections immediately.
The political and social instability in which Peru finds itself cannot continue. For this reason, millions are requesting that the general elections be held no longer in April 2024 as originally planned by the Congress of the Republic, but this very year.
Contradictory statements deleted from the Ministry and EsSalud about the death of a person during the protests in Lima
The victim was transferred to the Grau Emergency Hospital where his death was certified due to “a sharp blunt wound in the right retroauricular region (behind the ear) as a result of a blow.”
An anti-government protester and riot police clash during a demonstration in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
On the afternoon of Saturday, January 28, the center of Lima was the scene of violent clashes between the Police and demonstrators demanding the early elections. This day was overshadowed by the unfortunate death of a person in the midst of the protests.
Criminals seize the roads blocked by the protests for the collection of quotas
The lack of police presence along national highways interrupted by protesters is taken advantage of by criminals to carry out their own pickets.
Vehicles stranded in Ucayali (Diario Ahora de Ucayali)
The blockade of the country’s national highways is the main protest measure of the demonstrators who demand the advancement of general elections. The Superintendency of Land Transportation of People, Cargo and Goods (Sutran) reported 82 points with interrupted traffic on 15 highways in 9 regions of the country.
Three parties demand the resignation of Dina Boluarte after the death of a protester in Lima
Representatives of Somos Perú, Podemos Perú and the Partido Morado showed their position after the first deceased in the demonstrations held in Lima.
Three parties demand the resignation of Dina Boluarte after the death of a protester in Lima. (Aldair Mejia)
On Saturday, January 28, there was a strong confrontation between the Peruvian National Police (PNP) and the protesters who demand the resignation of Dina Boluarte, the closure of the Congress of the Republic and new elections. The balance was of a deceased. Representatives of different benches did not hesitate to show their indignation and join the protesters’ request regarding the resignation of the current president of Peru.
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