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Thousands march in Peru demanding president's resignation

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Sunday, 06 November, 2022, 14:00
Thousands march in Peru demanding president's resignation

Thousands of Peruvians took to the streets across the country on Saturday demanding the resignation of President Pedro Castillo.

The leftist leader, who took office in July of 2021, has already politically survived two attempts to impeach hiim. There are currently six corruption cases against him, an unprecedented number in the context of Peruvian politics.

Protester Nancy Huarcaya told AFP, "I came to the march to get that corrupt man out. Castillo must leave, that's what this march is for, to get him out."

Another protester Carola Suarez told the French news agency frustration over the country's economic stagnation had grown to a point where "Peru can't take it anymore. We are on the edge of the precipice."