(ANSA) – LIMA, JUL 15 – A procession of supporters of the presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori degenerated into violence yesterday in Lima, with clashes with the police, damage to cars and shops, harassment of some journalists and photographers, and a stone throwing against the cars of two ministers who were on their way to the seat of government for a council of ministers.
This was reported by the Andina news agency.
The demonstration, called ‘Macia finale’, was organized by the right-wing Fuerza popular party which continues to denounce fraud which in the presidential ballot held last June 6 would have favored the leftist candidate, Pedro Castillo.
The latter awaits an officialization by the National Electoral Court (JNE), committed to examining Fujimori’s appeals, of his victory with an advantage over his rival of about 44,000 votes.
Shouting slogans against Castillo and the government “complicit” in the fraud, the demonstrators intercepted the cars of the ministers of health, Oscar Ugarte, and of housing, Solangel Fernández, targeted with a large throw of stones.
They also insulted and harassed journalists from the ATV and ‘Canal N’ television networks and injured a photographer from the newspaper La Republica.
For his part, the interim President of the Republic (his mandate expires on July 28, nr.), Francesco Sagasti, declared in an interview that his government does not intend to “tolerate similar acts of violence”, because what “happened it shows the crossing of a red line in public order that cannot be tolerated “. (HANDLE).