Hundreds of Peruvian citizens gathered at Lima's San Martin Square on New Year's Eve to protest against Attorney General Pedro Chavarry's decision to remove Prosecutors Rafael Vela and Jose Domingo Perez
from the Lava Jato case.
The demonstration brought members of political and human rights groups, former ministers, politicians, and the general public together.
Police officers stood nearby as the protest continued in order to prevent any acts of violence.
Afterwards, a group of demonstrators took the main streets of downtown Lima.
According to some marchers, this is only the beginning of a series of protests that will take place in the coming days in rejection of the Attorney General's decision, which they described as a measure in favor of impunity.
As is known, the Brazilian construction giant admitted to having paid millions in bribes to government officials in Peru, in order to secure public-works contracts.
As a result, Odebrecht
benefited from over US$143 million between 2005 and 2014 in Peru, according to the U.S. Justice Department.