Peru: General Strike Enters Day 3

The general strike against Peru’s coup regime has entered its third consecutive day. The strike is growing and social movements are now demanding the resignation of the unelected president, Dina Boluarte. Other demands include; the release of former President Pedro Castillo, the closure of Congress, early general elections, and a constituent assembly.

According to the government, as of today, protesters have blocked off highways at 46 points across the country. This is up from 37 yesterday, and 25 the day before. 

Mobilizations are stronger in the southern part of the country. Protests have taken place in the departments of Apurimac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Puno, Cuzco, and Tacna, also in the Amazonian city of Pucallpa. The Panamerican highway is blocked off in Abancay, Andahuaylas, and Apurimac.

In Puno, an Aymara region on the Bolivian border, a mass meeting decided to march on Lima to demand the resignation of the coup regime. The community resolved to send 30,000 people to the capital on Saturday. The strength of the mobilizations in Puno has caused the closure of the land border between Peru and Bolivia.

By Kawsachun News

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