Peruvian police crackdown on political protests


Peruvian police have used force, arbitrary arrests, undercover infiltrators, tear gas, and forced disappearance against marchers protesting the removal of president Martín Vizcarra. Three protesters have been killed, more than 60 have disappeared, and hundreds have been injured. While the traditional media has either ignored the protests or depicted them as criminal, social media and the internet have been crucial in documenting police abuses via shared images and video. Police have begun using the internet and social media to identify and approach student leaders who attended the demonstrations. There is little information about or oversight of police surveillance and its consequences.

Writer: Hiperderecho

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