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Peru: Citizens march through Lima Downtown streets

Photo: ANDINA/Ricardo Cuba

Photo: ANDINA/Ricardo Cuba

17:55 | Lima, Jan. 24.

Citizens of Lima and various Peruvian regions on Tuesday afternoon left from Plaza Dos de Mayo (May 2nd Square) and tour various streets in Downtown Lima −as part of a large march through the capital city.

The mobilization is called the "Great National March," according to various calls issued through social media channels.

The group is made up of guilds, civil society groups, university student federations, and others, from Lima and various parts of the country.

Demonstrators from regions, such as Puno, Andahuaylas, Ayacucho, and Madre de Dios, among others, are present in the mobilization.

Around 4:00 p.m. (local time), the group walked towards Plaza San Martin (San Martin Square), where a police cordon has also been set up.

It should be noted that traffic is restricted on the surrounding roads, such as Garcilaso de la Vega and Nicolas de Pierola Avenues, among others, due to this mobilization.

As is known, Peru currently faces a wave of protests called against President Dina Boluarte. Some of these events have triggered riots and clashes between police and protesters.

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Publicado: 24/1/2023