The Minister of Internal affairs, Rómulo Pizarro, re-confirmed yesterday
that there is no such police strike initiative inside the institution, and
said “Police is working at 100 % all over the country”.
Never the less the Minister is aware of the pending compromises with the
police officers and declared that he is working with the Minister of
Economy to achieve a raise in the salaries of the police institution as soon
as possible. Pizarro also asked National Intelligence to pursue the
investigations regarding the authors of this so called strike threat.
Experts such as ex Minister of Interior Carlos Basombrío has declared that
this possible strike should be taken seriously, due to the danger of a
plundered city with thousands of dead people, which is very dangerous for
During the last 30 years, Lima was affected by 3 police strikes who all
resulted in huge economic loses and fires, vandalism, plundering and with
thousand of victims.