Peruvian Emergency: Emergency has been imposed in South American country Peru. After the removal and arrest of former President Pedro Castillo, violent clashes started taking place across the country, after which the Defense Minister of Peru announced the imposition of emergency, seeing the country’s situation deteriorating. There is political turmoil in Peru and the protesters are demanding elections to be held in the country.
Defense Minister’s announcement
Peru’s Defense Minister Alberto Otarola declared a 30-day state of emergency on Wednesday. He said that the protesters have blocked roads at many places, vandalism has taken place at many places. Emergency includes freedom to demonstrate and restrictions on assembly. Along with this, curfew can also be imposed in many places in the country to prevent subversives and violence. Minister Alberto Otarola stressed that the police and the armed forces could also be deployed to bring the situation under control in the country.
Castillo sentenced to prison
In fact, a Peruvian court has ordered former President Pedro Castillo to remain in jail for 48 hours on charges of ‘rebellion’ and ‘conspiracy’ during his release hearing. Supporters of Pedro Castillo have taken to the streets across the country demanding his release as well as re-election in the country and the ouster of his successor, former Vice President Dina Boluarte.
Castillo the root of the emergency in Peru
Former President Pedro Castillo himself is behind this crisis in Peru. Which began last week when Pedro Castillo, who took office in July last year, announced the dissolution of Peru’s Congress dominated by opposition parties. After this, many ministers resigned from their posts in protest. The Constitutional Court condemned Castillo’s decision and the US appealed to him to withdraw the decision. Castillo ignored everyone’s words and a few hours later the opposition parties called an emergency meeting and decided to bring impeachment against him.
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