Peru: transportation strike partially observed

Isabel Guerra

The transport strike scheduled for today by some urban transportation unions is being partially observed in Lima.

There are buses circulating in the streets; however, most of them are charging increased rates. But people is not having much problems to get to their workplaces.

Reportedly, 150,000 drivers and fare collectors are demanding the repeal of the new Traffic Code, which increases the amount of fines and ballots.

Peru’s Ministry of Internal affairs has sent police and army troops to guard the streets and prevent clashes.

Reportedly, some violent incidents were registered in the southern area of Lima, but police controlled them and arrested 10 people.

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