TENS OF THOUSANDS took to the streets to protest Communist President Pedro Castillo as inflation soars and food shortages hit Peru.
This is why inflation is so serious. While elites in our country joke about inflation and dismiss it as a concern, this is Peru. pic.twitter.com/UheLOlk6BR
— Aaron Ginn (@aginnt) April 7, 2022
Residents in Barrio Chino looted a milk truck this week.
🇵🇪 CRISIS EN PERÚ#ULTIMAHORA
‼📽 Pobladores de Barrio Chino en Ica saquean un camión de leche Gloria en el marco de las protestas contra el Presidente Pedro Castillo por el alza de precios en Perú.
La Resistencia #MensajePresidencial pic.twitter.com/7iv6lrdQ2q
— 🇺🇦 Radio Anticomunista 🌎 (@RadioAnticommie) April 6, 2022
The people hurled rocks at police buses.
The situation in Peru is really urgent. People threw stones at police buses. pic.twitter.com/gw5sj3nVHR
— Protest News (@ProtestNews_EN) April 6, 2022
The country declared a state of emergency.
PERU: The country has declared a state of emergency, mobilized the military to support riot police, and issued several cities a curfew after nationwide protests against inflation, fuel prices and the government spread for a week. pic.twitter.com/W2v18kNDK9
— Apex World News (@apexworldnews) April 5, 2022
A state of emergency was declared as farm workers and truckers protested increasing fuel and fertilizer prices.
Times Now News reported:
Peru on Thursday declared a one-month state of emergency on all its highways in a bid to clear road blocks set up by truckers protesting against price increases. The measure allows for the army to be deployed to clear the blockades, while also suspending certain constitutional rights such as freedom of movement and assembly.
The decree, published in the official newspaper, said “the police will keep control of internal order, with help from the armed forces.” Hundreds of truckers and farm workers have been blocking roads throughout the country since Monday to protest rising fuel and fertilizer prices.
Clashes between protesters and police in Ica some 300 kilometers (185 miles) south of Lima left one farm worker dead and 15 people injured, mostly police officers. Tensions had been building all week with President Pedro Castillo’s imposition of a 24-hour curfew in Lima on Tuesday backfiring and having to be called off six hours early.
In #Peru, leftist President Pedro Castillo imposed a curfew in the Lima and Callao regions to try to curb protests against the government. The government has become the target of Peruvian’s wrath over inflation. Take a look:pic.twitter.com/gAtxxtJUiH
— Steve Hanke (@steve_hanke) April 8, 2022