Peru declares state of emergency amid deadly protests
Driving the news: Peruvian Defense Minister Alberto Otarola told reporters the state of emergency would involve "the suspension of freedom of movement and assembly."
- Otarola said a curfew could be imposed due to "acts of vandalism and violence."
- "This requires a forceful response from the government," Otarola said.
Catch up quick: Castillo had attempted to dissolve Peru's Congress as it tried to impeach him and install an emergency government. Lawmakers voted for his ouster soon after.
The big picture: The protests are a sign of the deepening political crisis in the country, which has been hit by a series of corruption investigations and impeachments in recent years
- Following Castillo's removal from office, Dina Boluarte was sworn in as Peru's first woman president and the country's seventh leader since 2016.
- Boluarte called for peace, saying "we can't have a dialogue if there's violence between us," Reuters reports.