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Peru: Pro and anti-dissolution demonstrators face off in Lima

2 17.10.2019 Инфо

M/S Pro and anti-government protesters arguing
M/S Woman holding poster reading (Spanish) "Vizcarra, the people did not choose you, out of word, the people ask for it".
M/S Pro and anti-government protesters arguing and pushing each other
M/S Protesters arguing
M/S Protesters with flags and loudspeaker
M/S Man holding poster reading (Spanish): "They were not congressmen, they were rats."
M/S Protesters arguing
M/S Protesters arguing, police officer trying to mitigate
M/S Police and protesters
M/S Banner reading (Spanish): "Yes to democracy. No to dictatorship. Union for a Peru without dictatorship".
M/S Protesters marching carrying massive Peruvian flag
M/S Protesters shouting, police
M/S Protesters shouting
M/S Rally
M/S Man holding poster reading (Spanish): "Citizens against the coup. We are free, let us always be."
M/S Protesters chanting
W/S Protesters holding banner reading (Spanish): "President Vizcarra, the people will support you in the fight against corruption".
SCRIPT
Hundreds of people took to the streets of Lima on Thursday to express their opinions on the dissolution of Peru's Congress, either attacking or defending President Martin Vizcarra's decision.
Some minor scuffles broke out between anti and pro-dissolution protesters, who shouted and pushed each other. Police had to intervene by placing metal barriers to keep them apart.
The dissolution announcement came after lawmakers voted to replace almost all Constitutional Court judges despite the objections of President Vizcarra, who presented a vote of confidence to the Congress in an attempt to prevent the move. Vizcarra dissolved the Congress after it appointed a new justice.
Opposition politicians who held the majority in Congress said the dissolution amounted to a coup.