Protesters lit candles in the place where Víctor Santisteban Yacsavilca was hit by an as yet unidentified object that caused his death-
The Ministry of the Interior (Mininter) ruled on the death of Víctor Santisteban Yacsavilca (55) that occurred on Saturday, January 28, during the violent protests that have been taking place in downtown Lima.
PNP deleted a message informing that detainees “will be classified as a crime against public tranquility”
The institution regretted a publication that they ended up deleting and then correcting the announcement they gave in their official accounts with another term.
The entity echoed the information given by EsSalud regarding the diagnosis detailing that Santisteban Yacsavilca was urgently admitted to the Grau hospital “due to a sharp blunt wound behind the ear, the product of a blow” and not due to the impact of a bullet or pellet on the head. head as indicated at first.
“The Ministry of the Interior expresses its deepest condolences and solidarity to the relatives and loved ones of Víctor Santisteban Yacsavilca, who died tonight during the demonstrations that have been taking place in the city of Lima,” reads the post of the entity led by Minister Vicente Romero.
EsSalud reports that a fatality in Lima was the result of a blow and a sharp blunt wound
The entity ruled out that Víctor Santisteban Yacsavilca died as a result of a bullet or pellet hit the protester’s head.
Along these lines, they indicated that the Peruvian National Police Division, with the participation of the Public Ministry, is already investigating this fact, in accordance with its legal powers in order to determine the corresponding responsibilities.
Moments before, the Ministry had published a first statement regretting the fact and replicating the first information from the health entity. “EsSalud has reported that this person was treated in the Almenara Benefit Network for a head injury.”
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The first information was discarded moments later since the video attributed to the deceased corresponds to another young man who was hit by an as yet unidentified object. The young man in question, who was wearing a red vest, was helped by the protesters and until now his current situation is unknown.
While another video that shows the transfer of a man with a blue polo shirt and a head injury would correspond to that of Víctor Santisteban Yacsavilca.
Transfer of Víctor Santisteban Yacsavilca.
The demonstration this Saturday has been one of the most violent that has been registered in the capital in what corresponds to the management of President Dina Boluarte. In addition to one death, several seriously injured who are in the ICU and others with a reserved prognosis, damage to private and State property has also been visualized.
The media reported that in the afternoon a group of vandals destroyed the stairs of the Superior Court of Justice of Lima, located on Abancay avenue. They destroyed the decoration of the city with the aim of using the stones against the police officers.
As a result of the clashes between the police officers and the protesters, the National Police (PNP) also reported that “about twenty police officers were injured after being attacked by vandals in downtown Lima, two of them were evacuated to the nearest health centers.” close”.
He also indicated that the citizens who participated in this demonstration and who were reduced and intervened by the PNP will be investigated for the alleged crime against public peace and disturbances. The entity decided to publish the names of these people.
#The last 🚨| During today’s demonstrations, about twenty police officers were injured after being attacked by vandals in the center #LimaTwo of them were evacuated to the nearest health centers. pic.twitter.com/qh02xOAlD3
– National Police of Peru (@PoliciaPeru) January 29, 2023
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