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Peru protests: President calls for ‘truce’ after clashes

Peru's President Dina Boluarte has called for a "national truce" after protests that have rocked the country since her predecessor Pedro Castillo was ousted on 7 December.

Following her speech, thousands of people marched in the capital, Lima, demanding she resign.

  • Vanessa Buschschlüter
  • BBC

Ms Boluarte was sworn in after Mr Castillo was impeached following his failed attempt to dissolve Congress.

More than 50 people have died in the subsequent unrest.

Hours after Ms Boluarte called for dialogue and urged calm, thousands of protesters clashed with police who fired tear gas. Some protesters threw rocks at the…

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