State of Emergency Declared Over Election, Military Taking Control

(DCWatchdog.com) – BREAKING NOW: A State of Emergency has been declared over the recent election in Peru. The military is taking control of crucial infrastructure as protests continue to rage over the recent election that many protesters believe was fraudulent.

According to Agence France Presse in “Peru Declares Nationwide State Of Emergency Amid Protests“:

“Peru declared a nationwide state of emergency Wednesday amid violent protests against the ouster of ex-president Pedro Castillo that have left seven people dead.

“Defense Minister Alberto Otarola announced the new 30-day measure due to “acts of vandalism and violence, road blocks.”

“Supporters of Castillo, who was arrested last week after attempting to dissolve congress and rule by decree, are demanding his release and fresh elections.” [emphasis added]

Reuters adds in “Peru armed forces to take control of infrastructure as protests rage on“:

“Peru’s armed forces will take control of the “protection” of key infrastructure like airports and hydroelectric plants as protests continue across the country, the country’s defense minister said Tuesday.

“The government will also declare the country’s highway system under a state of emergency in order to guarantee free transit, Defense Minister Alberto Otarola said.” [emphasis added]

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