Riots in Peru 2020


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The 2020 riots in Peru are a series of demonstrations sparked after the ousting of President Martín Vizcarra on November 9, 2020.

The controversial removal of Vizcarra has been labeled a coup d'état by many Peruvians, political analysts and the media in the country . Massive demonstrations were registered in several cities in the country, protesting against this process and the subsequent inauguration of interim president Manuel Merino , previously chairman of the congress. After taking office, Merino formed a right-wing government with the support of the Admiralty of the Peruvian Navy .

The protests have been described as the largest demonstrations in Peru in the past two decades and are organized by groups of young Peruvians on social media. The authorities' disproportionate response has been condemned by various human rights organizations , including the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and Amnesty International .

A majority of Merino government ministers resigned after reports that some demonstrators were killed in police shots on November 14th. Merino itself followed them the following day. He was president for a total of five days.

Individual evidence

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