Protesters have blocked streets in Peru’s capital and many rural communities, demanding ousted president Pedro Castillo’s freedom. Photo: AFP
Protesters have blocked streets in Peru’s capital and many rural communities, demanding ousted president Pedro Castillo’s freedom. Photo: AFP
Peru

Peru declares state of emergency, seeks 18 months’ jail for ousted president Castillo

  • Peru’s new government declares police state as it struggles to calm violent protests over ouster and arrest of ex-president Pedro Castillo
  • Declaration suspends the rights of assembly, freedom of movement, and gives authorities the ability to enter homes without a warrant

Protesters have blocked streets in Peru’s capital and many rural communities, demanding ousted president Pedro Castillo’s freedom. Photo: AFP
Protesters have blocked streets in Peru’s capital and many rural communities, demanding ousted president Pedro Castillo’s freedom. Photo: AFP
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