The rejection of the measures adopted by the government of Pietro castlehas mobilized several citizens in the historic center of File. What would have been a peaceful demonstration soon turned violent due to the actions of several citizens. However, the attacks against National Police of Peru (PNP) would not be the only recorded crime. During the night there were looting in shops and offices of public bodies, as well as destruction and attempted fire happily controlled by the authorities.
As is usually the case in the marches that take place in central Lima, the demonstrators try to reach the Congress building on Abancay Street. This time, as on previous occasions, they ran into a police cordon that forced them to turn back. It was at that moment that some demonstrators started vandalism, starting with the headquarters of the Public Ministry located in the well-known boulevard. Cameras showed images of broken French doors and even a bench passing through one of the entrances.
One of the most alarming moments occurred at the headquarters of the Superior Court of Justice in Lima. Some protesters entered from the back of the headquarters and managed to steal furniture, computers and even fire extinguishers which they used in an attempt to repel the police. Various videos broadcast through social networks show the state in which several offices remained. For her part, the president of the judiciary, Elvia Barrios, stressed that she attempted to burn the basement of the Court and specified that “it is a group you seem to be addressing”.
The headquarters of the national electoral jury, located a few steps from Plaza San Martín, was also attacked by a group of demonstrators. Press teams located nearby reported that stones were thrown at the headquarters of this institution. What’s morethe Metropolitano station near this entity was also destroyed. The bus stop was covered in broken glass.
Hike in LIMA
MP Jorge Montoya supported the measure announced by Pedro Castillo to declare social immobility on April 5 due to suspicions of possible looting in various areas of the capital. Although this did not happen in the early hours of the day and in the afternoon, At the end of the demonstration against the government, a group of vandals entered a well-known establishment in the center of Lima.
The Tambo shop located near the intersection of Camaná and Emancipación avenues was looted. The images released reveal how some criminals cause damage to enter the building. Seconds later, a crowd of vandals joins and walks in to leave as soon as possible carrying products that are commonly sold in this type of shop. There was no police presence in this downtown area, so the perpetrators had time to break open the institution’s door.
However, it would not be the only establishment of this brand to have been hit. A publication by journalist Rodrigo Cruz shows another Tambo shop that had been vandalized. In the shared video it is possible to see a group of police officers stationed around the premises so that passersby do not enter. ANDIn this case it would be the Tambo located in Nicolás de Piérola street a few blocks from San Martín square. So far the number of detainees after the described acts is not known.