The Police breaks into the University of San Marcos in Lima with a tank and detains camped protesters

The Peruvian National Police (PNP) broke into the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) in Lima this Saturday with a tank and numerous agents to vacate campuswhere for several days hundreds of protesters from various parts of Peru to participate in the anti-government protests. In addition, they arrested several people.

Local media reported that a large operation entered this Saturday morning and images broadcast on social networks showed how an armored police vehicle broke down the metal gate of the campus to enter and proceed to evict the protesters.

The National University of San Marcos de Lima is the most progressive in the country and a symbol that the right tends to attack recurrently. She was especially stigmatized during the internal war against Sendero Luminoso (1980-2000). The rulers, including Alberto Fujimori, considered that it welcomed senderistas.

Since Wednesday, hundreds of people from Puno, Arequipa and Cuzco, among other parts of the country, began to arrive at this university. They came to the Peruvian capital to participate in the large marches called that They ask for the resignation of the president, Dina Boluartethe closing of Congress, the convocation of a constituent assembly and the advancement of elections.

After the agents entered, policemen in riot gear gathered at the gates of the campus to cordon off the area. The operation was supported by a police helicopter.

Students from San Marcos University this week showed their support for the protesters and organized collections and chains of water donationsfood, blankets or mattresses for them

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