Outraged by a State terrorism that has left at least 52 dead, they will join the "March of the Four Nations," which demands the resignation of Dina Boluarte, whom Congress appointed as president on Dec.7, 2022.
"Her administration has more deaths than days in power," is what people repeat in protests, as they also demand the closure of Congress and early general elections in 2023.
"The Peruvian political establishment is corrupt and classist. They do not accept elections in 2023 because mining concessions expire this year and there is a lot of money at stake in commissions," explained Fidias Roldan, a Latin American intellectual.
"The clashes mark the worst violence Peru has seen in over two decades," the Reuters agency reported from this South American country.
�� A esta hora manifestantes marchan por las calles de Andahuaylas. Algunos se preparan para viajar a Lima a sumarse al paro. pic.twitter.com/vjE1UGOCH3
The tweet reads, "At this time protesters are marching through the streets of Andahuaylas. Some are preparing to travel to Lima to join the strike."
"The protesters, who mostly come from the poorer regions, vent their anger against Lima's political elite," it added, commenting that this copper-rich country's democracy is currently being put to the test.
Meanwhile, the head of the Lima Police Region, Victor Zanabria, reported that 11,800 agents will take to the streets to "guard" the popular mobilizations, which will have San Martin Square as their epicenter and are expected to go through the main avenues.
On Wednesday, snipers fired at citizens who were protesting in Macusani city, in the Puno region, where a 35-year-old woman died from a gunshot wound to the head.
A few hours later, the Ombudsman's Office informed that Salomon Valenzuela also died. This citizen was also shot in what people are beginning to call the "Macusani massacre."
#Peru | The General Confederation of Workers (CGTP) is finalizing the details of the national strike called for tomorrow to demand the immediate resignation of President-designate Dina Boluarte, the early calling of elections, and a Constituent Assembly. pic.twitter.com/TT4Rh8L9xg