A fight for democracy

A young protester looking at the Peruvian flag.

A bit of Context

A long week of protests

A young guy waving a Peruvian flag
  1. Cancel our next elections to happen in April, 2021, so they can extend their power (although he denied try to go for it)
  2. Stop the Educational reform started years ago that means strict rules for private education. Some parties in congress were funded by money from private universities with very low quality standards.
  3. Release from jail some people like Antauro Humala, a former military who tried a coup by killing police men (Hugo Chavez style).
  4. Put in charge ministers from far-right movements of our political spectrum. The selected prime minister was an openly racist and misogynist character.
A protester holding a sign rejecting Merino as president. They were protesting in front of the Palace of Justice.
This photo turns viral. Young people use all type of creative modern references in order to be loud and protect themselves against the virus.
Protesters from the first line facing the police during the protest on Thursday. Many of them were soccer fans from different teams now working together to protect other protestors and push their way to the congress.
Soccer fans and volunteers were crucial to take care of injured people. He was shot at the face and lost his eye.
Protest were mostly peaceful in all the country, but near to congress protestors were attacked by police and they defend themselves with crafted shields.
Protestors couldn't reach congress because of the use of teargas bombs, but they continued waving the flags.
Different collectives like moto riders joined the protests.

An opportunity for a new dawn

Miguel Grau and Francisco Bolognesi, national heroes who fought against Chile in the Pacific War that happened 100 years ago welcoming Inti and Bryan in heaven.




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