2023-01-25 12:49:36

Peru's president calls for truce as protests flare

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Peru's President Boluarte calls for truce as protests flare in Lima

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Peru's president, Dina Boluarte, has called for a national truce after violent protests erupted in the country's capital city of Lima.

Protests throughout Peru are ongoing and dozens of people have died.

The demonstrations started in the country in December, when the left-wing former president, Pedro Castillo, was impeached.

Mr Castillo's supporters are calling for his release from jail, where he is facing charges of rebellion and conspiracy.

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