Protests Against Humanitarian Pardon Granted to Alberto Fujimori

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Christmas Eve 2017 will go down in history as the day that President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski granted humanitarian pardon to former dictator Alberto Fujimori.

The decision has been under discussion for a long time. However, it has been qualified as a betrayal by a large part of the citizens, stating that the former president Alberto Fujimori, who ruled the country for about 10 years and convicted of crimes against humanity, did not deserve this presidential grace.

Groups defending human rights called for a march yesterday December 25 at 3:00 p.m in San Martín Square, in the center of Lima.

According to some reports, gas was torn in order to disperse the crowds. People holding signs and pictures of victims attributed to Fujimori’s government along with texts such as “Fujimori is a genocide” were present.

Likewise, the Federated Center of Letters of the National University of San Marcos also called for a protest, with a starting point in the 2 de Mayo square, starting at 2:00 p.m. All the groups that organized marches for December 25 finished on the road in front of the Congress of the Republic and the Government Palace.

As it is remembered, a few hours after Christmas, PPK surprised the world with the news of the humanitarian pardon to Alberto Fujimori, which caused the of hundreds of people to go out to protest in the San Martín square.

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