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Photos: Unrest in Peru after the ouster of former President Pedro Castillo

Published on Dec 09, 2022 06:53 PM IST

Protests erupted in Peru this week in support of ousted president Pedro Castillo, after the leftist leader was placed in provisional detention. His bid to dissolve Congress and rule by decree was dismissed by legislators who voted him out of office on Wednesday, making way for former Vice President Dina Boluarte to take over the President's chair. In Lima, Castillo's supporters clashed with riot police, who dispersed protestors with tear gas and arrested many. Castillo's impeachment is the latest in a long line of political crises in the Latin nation, which is now seeing its sixth president in six years.

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People affected by tear gas try to recover as massive crowds take to the streets in Lima, on December 8, in support of former President Pedro Castillo. Dozens voiced against his ouster by the Peruvian parliament, demanding presidential elections and the closure of Congress. (Sebastian Castaneda / REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 09, 2022 06:53 PM IST

People affected by tear gas try to recover as massive crowds take to the streets in Lima, on December 8, in support of former President Pedro Castillo. Dozens voiced against his ouster by the Peruvian parliament, demanding presidential elections and the closure of Congress. (Sebastian Castaneda / REUTERS)

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A T-shirt with Castillo's name and posters that say "Cubans out of Peru" are seen scattered during a protest on December 7, in Lima, According to AFP, Castillo's 17-month rule was overshadowed by multiple cabinet reshuffles, six investigations against him and his family, mass protests demanding his removal, and a power struggle with the opposition-backed Congress. The current crisis began as the former rural school teacher faced his third impeachment attempt since unexpectedly wresting power from Peru's traditional political elite. (Alessandro Cinque / REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 09, 2022 06:53 PM IST

A T-shirt with Castillo's name and posters that say "Cubans out of Peru" are seen scattered during a protest on December 7, in Lima, According to AFP, Castillo's 17-month rule was overshadowed by multiple cabinet reshuffles, six investigations against him and his family, mass protests demanding his removal, and a power struggle with the opposition-backed Congress. The current crisis began as the former rural school teacher faced his third impeachment attempt since unexpectedly wresting power from Peru's traditional political elite. (Alessandro Cinque / REUTERS)

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Castillo's supporters clash with police during a protest in Lima, Peru, on Thursday, December 8. "Pedro Castillo, Peru is with you!" and "If there is no liberation, there will be revolution!" the leftist's supporters chanted, before being dispersed with tear gas.   (Fernando Vergara / AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 09, 2022 06:53 PM IST

Castillo's supporters clash with police during a protest in Lima, Peru, on Thursday, December 8. "Pedro Castillo, Peru is with you!" and "If there is no liberation, there will be revolution!" the leftist's supporters chanted, before being dispersed with tear gas.   (Fernando Vergara / AP)

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Members of the police seen after clashes with supporters of Pedro Castillo in the outskirts of the Lima Prefecture, where the leader is under detention, in Lima, on December 7. (Ernesto Benavides / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 09, 2022 06:53 PM IST

Members of the police seen after clashes with supporters of Pedro Castillo in the outskirts of the Lima Prefecture, where the leader is under detention, in Lima, on December 7. (Ernesto Benavides / AFP)

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Police escort the Castillo's supporters in a march at the Plaza San Martin in Lima, Peru, on Thursday, December 8. Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador revealed that Castillo had requested asylum, which he was willing to grant, but the leftist was arrested before he could arrive at the country's embassy. Mexico was holding consultations with Peru's new government about giving asylum to Castillo, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard later announced, AFP reported.(Fernando Vergara / AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 09, 2022 06:53 PM IST

Police escort the Castillo's supporters in a march at the Plaza San Martin in Lima, Peru, on Thursday, December 8. Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador revealed that Castillo had requested asylum, which he was willing to grant, but the leftist was arrested before he could arrive at the country's embassy. Mexico was holding consultations with Peru's new government about giving asylum to Castillo, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard later announced, AFP reported.(Fernando Vergara / AP)

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On December 7. Dina Boluarte replaced ousted President Pedro Castillo and became the first female leader in the history of the republic after hours of wrangling between the legislature and the departing president. According to AP, Boluarte is pushing to cement her hold on power and expects to complete the term of her ousted predecessor, thus bucking the trend of presidential failures blighting the Andean nation.(Guadalupe Pardo / AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 09, 2022 06:53 PM IST

On December 7. Dina Boluarte replaced ousted President Pedro Castillo and became the first female leader in the history of the republic after hours of wrangling between the legislature and the departing president. According to AP, Boluarte is pushing to cement her hold on power and expects to complete the term of her ousted predecessor, thus bucking the trend of presidential failures blighting the Andean nation.(Guadalupe Pardo / AP)

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Police approach a burning barricade set up by supporters of ousted Castillo during clashes with police, in Lima, Peru, on Thursday, December 8. Even with unrest on a high, analysts predict a tough road for the new president- a 60-year-old lawyer and political neophyte. Jorge Aragón, a political science professor at Peru's Pontifical Catholic University told AP that a Boluarte government “is going to be very complicated, if not impossible.” (Fernando Vergara / AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 09, 2022 06:53 PM IST

Police approach a burning barricade set up by supporters of ousted Castillo during clashes with police, in Lima, Peru, on Thursday, December 8. Even with unrest on a high, analysts predict a tough road for the new president- a 60-year-old lawyer and political neophyte. Jorge Aragón, a political science professor at Peru's Pontifical Catholic University told AP that a Boluarte government “is going to be very complicated, if not impossible.” (Fernando Vergara / AP)

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