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Peruvians Protest Against US Embassy In Lima

Social movements from across Peru are protesting outside the US embassy in Lima to condemn the US role in the coup against Pedro Castillo. The main chant from protesters is, “Yanqui murderers, get out of Peru!”

“We’re here because we love our country (..) that’s why we’re here outside the US embassy because we know that it was through the US embassy that Dina Boluarte and [Prime Minister] Otarola made deals to be protected by that country,” said one protester from the Sandia province, Puno.

“The US embassy has always tried to control us (..) we’ve had enough of being dominated by the US, we want to be a free country, a free Peru, with sovereignty. We mustn’t surrender, this mobilization is in defense of our natural resources, to close congress, the resignation of Dina Boluarte, a new constitution, general elections”, said another protester to Radio Pachamama.

The general strike in Peru, against the coup regime of Dina Boluarte, has been raging since January 4th, but protests have been ongoing since December 2022. In that time Peru’s coup regime has killed more than 60 protesters.

Almost immediately after the coup against Pedro Castillo, the US ambassador in Peru announced an $8 million grant to the regime, supposedly to fight drug trafficking. Her previous jobs include, 9 years at the CIA, senior advisor to Mike Pompeo, political advisor at the Pentagon, director of the State Department’s Iraq office, and Deputy Director of the Iraq political office.

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