Police used nonlethal munitions to disperse anti-government protesters gathered at Plaza San Martin in the Peruvian capital Lima on Tuesday, January 24.
Demonstrations, often violent and deadly, have rocked Peru since former president Pedro Castillo was ousted after he tried to dissolve the opposition-controlled congress ahead of an impeachment vote. Supporters of the former president demand Castillo’s successor, Dina Boluarte, to resign, and to reinstate Castillo.
Footage by Sebastian Vinelli shows protesters marching through central Lima and police responding to demonstrators in the Plaza San Martin. An historic building near the square was destroyed by fire during protests just days prior.
Earlier on Tuesday, Boluarte called for a “truce” so that dialogue could take place.
“We called on Congress for a truce, and now I call on my beloved homeland for a national truce in order be able to start the dialogue roundtables and to be able to set the agenda for each region and develop our peoples,” she told reporters, as cited by Peruvian state media. “I will not get tired of calling on them to dialogue for peace.” Credit: Sebastian Vinelli via Storyful