LIMA, Jan 25 (NNN-ANDINA) — Peru’s Attorney General Patricia Benavides has launched a preliminary investigation against Interior Minister Vicente Romero, as the alleged perpetrator of the crime of omission of functional acts to the detriment of the Peruvian State, over the events that occurred at the National University of San Marcos (UNMSM) facilities on Jan 21.
Last Saturday, a police intervention was carried out on the university campus, which housed a group of people who had arrived from other provinces to participate in mobilizations in the capital city.
During the police operation, 193 people were detained, including students and protesters, who were released the following day.
In statements to the media, the Interior minister has indicated that the intervention at the UNMSM took place at the request of the authorities of said educational institution.
Similarly, he reported that the operation was subject to the practice of the procedures established by international regulations and Peru’s legal regulations.
Citizens of Lima and various Peruvian regions on Tuesday afternoon left from Plaza Dos de Mayo (May 2nd Square) and tour various streets in Downtown Lima −as part of a large march through the capital city.
The mobilization is called the “Great National March,” according to various calls issued through social media channels.
The group is made up of guilds, civil society groups, university student federations, and others, from Lima and various parts of the country.
Demonstrators from regions, such as Puno, Andahuaylas, Ayacucho, and Madre de Dios, among others, are present in the mobilization.
Around 4:00 p.m. (local time), the group walked towards Plaza San Martin (San Martin Square), where a police cordon has also been set up.
It should be noted that traffic is restricted on the surrounding roads, such as Garcilaso de la Vega and Nicolas de Pierola Avenues, among others, due to this mobilization.
As is known, Peru currently faces a wave of protests called against President Dina Boluarte. Some of these events have triggered riots and clashes between police and protesters. — NNN-ANDINA