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Thousands of people take to the airport of Arequipa, in Peru

Thousands of people have taken this Monday the airport of Arequipa, in the south of Peru, which has unleashed a confrontation with the security forces that has resulted in at least four injuries, according to the first information collected by the local media.

Some 2,000 protesters against the current government have entered the airport’s main runway, while there have been attacks against other facilities. Members of the National Police and also the Armed Forces have been deployed in the area, reports the RPP radio station.

Arequipa is one of the three regions of “high conflict” in which the president of Peru, Dina Boluarte, declared a state of emergency on Sunday, to contain a wave of protests that has left two dead so far. Boluarte also proposed an electoral advance, in April 2024.

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