Protesters took to the streets in Lima following the impeachment of Martín Vizcarra, the standing president of Peru, who was removed by a vote of 105 to 25 by Parliament on charges of corruption. Thousands of demonstrators clashed with police in the center of Lima, the capital. He had however been popularized for his work with copper exports, and a majority of people sympathized with him over a parliament seen as far more corrupt.
Hundreds of Yellow Vests gathered in what would be dubbed as ‘Rainbow Bloc’ at the Council of State in solidarity with protesters arrested during the March of Liberties demonstration against the global security law in the previous week. Protesters were blocked from leaving the area by CRS riot police before being allowed through to the l’Amiral de Coligny street. The police then kettled the crowd for 40 minutes, causing many complaints before slowly letting protesters disperse.
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Barranquilla, in opposition to healthcare privatization and police violence amid an ongoing general strike. Despite the demonstration remaining peaceful on the highway, police attacked, firing tear gas and injuring several participants in the crowd fleeing the chemical weapon.