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Protests Against Boluarte Won't Cease, Peruvian Unions Say

  • A police officer attacks a citizen that takes part in an anti-government protest, Peru.

    A police officer attacks a citizen that takes part in an anti-government protest, Peru. | Photo: EFE

Published 23 January 2023

The Federation of Civil Construction Workers condemned the Boularte administration's violence against protesters, 772 of whom have been injured during clashes with the Police. 

On Sunday, Luis Villanueva, the secretary of the Peruvian Federation of Civil Construction Workers (FTCCP), announced that mobilizations demanding the resignation of President Dina Boluarte and the celebration of immediate general elections will not cease.


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“Boluarte is deceiving our people. Therefore, we ask for her immediate resignation,” Villanueva stated, arguing that she has sold herself to the Peruvian right since Prime Minister Alberto Otarola is the one who truly rules.

“The Congress should call elections as soon as possible,” the FTCCP Secretary insisted, adding that the official who leads the transition must have acceptance in the citizenry to guarantee a peaceful and democratic process.

He also stressed that the FTCCP will continue to back the protests called by the General Confederation of Workers of Peru (CGTP) and welcomed 120 community members from the Angaraes province, 100 university students from the Puno department, and 1,000 people from Andahuaylas city will join these initiatives.

Villanueva also condemned the Boluarte administration’s violence against citizens. So far, 772 protesters have been injured during clashes with the Police. The Puno department has also registered 20 deaths of protesters, 17 of whom died in a single day.

Puno department Bishop Monsignor Ciro Quispe urged Boluarte and Congress President Jose Williams to “show concrete signs of detachment from power” and to convene negotiations with the new government to guarantee a lasting peace.

"Nothing justifies the murder of one Peruvian. The Justice system shall investigate and sanction Boluarte, who must, without doubt, end up in prison," Villanueva insisted.

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