Clashes between police and anti-government protesters in Lima

Large crowds of protesters descended on the Peruvian capital, Lima, on January 19, as part of the ongoing demonstrations against the current government. This footage, filmed by El Foco journalist Bruno Amoretti, shows police firing tear gas and other projectiles at protesters outside Lima’s Supreme Court on Thursday. According to local news reports, protests against the current government have broken out in cities across the country, including Lima, La Libertad, Puno, Arequipa, Cusco, Ica and Lambayeque. The Peruvian Ombudsman’s office said 13 people had been hospitalized with injuries during the clashes in Lima. Meanwhile, the office in Arequipa confirmed that one person was killed and ten others injured in the protests. Protests erupt across Peru in December 2022 following the trial and arrest of former President Pedro Castillo after he attempted to dissolve Congress over corruption. Peru’s Congress voted to impeach Castillo and he was arrested that day for “insurrection and conspiracy,” according to Peru’s Public Ministry. Vice President Dina Boulwart was then sworn in as President. Demonstrators took to the streets to denounce Boulwart and demand the reinstatement of Castillo. A 30-day state of emergency remained in effect in multiple regions, including Lima, in response to the ongoing protests. Credit: Bruno Amoretti/El Foco via Storyful

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