Peruvians have been protesting for a sixth consecutive day after lawmakers ousted President Martin Vizcarra over alleged engagement in corruption and changed him with interim President Manuel Merino, triggering nationwide anger.
A whole bunch of residents have gathered at Plaza San Martin, in Peru’s capital, to protest the brand new authorities of interim President Manuel Merino, La Republica reported on Saturday.
The demonstration, nevertheless, grew into violence and chaos by the night as Nationwide Police forces fired tear fuel to disperse the crowds. Movies circulating on social media present protesters working from thick clouds of smoke and officers in riot gear. Others had been seen masking their eyes in tears.
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One man was severely injured in the course of the protest, as one other video confirmed, although it isn’t clear the way it occurred.
In the meantime, customers on social media recommend the federal government is mobilising army forces to comprise the demonstrations. An APC with troopers was noticed by witnesses, in addition to an armoured car that was seen close to the Plaza San Miguel buying centre.
On Monday, the Peruvian Congress voted 105-19 in favour of the impeachment of Vizcarra over abuse of energy, accusing him of freely giving controversial state contracts on the time he served as Mokegua Governor. Vizcarra has by no means pleaded responsible to the accusations pressed in opposition to him, and regardless of disagreeing with the choice of the lawmakers, introduced his resignation.