The total number of people killed in protests in Peru has risen to 22

On Friday afternoon, the Peruvian authorities updated the total number of deaths after the demonstrations that erupted in Peru following the trial and arrest of former President Pedro Castillo, bringing the total number of deaths to 22.

This was announced by the Regional Directorate of Health of the Junín Districtor two people were killed in clashes between demonstrators and police in the Bishnaki area, In the province of Chanchamayo, in the center of the country.

In addition, the Junín Health Authority reported that 52 people have been infected so farOf which 43 civilians and nine police officers.

In this way, the total balance of deaths in Peru rose to 22, 13 of which occurred after the emergency declaration issued by the Peruvian government last Thursday.

The latest deaths occurred amid strong protests raging Throughout Peru following the trial and arrest of former President Castillo on December 7. The demonstrators are calling for Boulwart to dissolve Congress and call for new general elections.

The Peruvian government has decreed a nationwide state of emergency for a period of 30 days in response to the pro-Castillo protests. Likewise, the executive branch declared a state of emergency in the national road network, allowing the army to take to the streets in an effort to protect the country’s strategic points.

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