Peru protesters, fired up by deaths, march on Lima demanding change

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By Marco Aquino LIMA (Reuters) – Thousands of Peruvians, many from the country’s southern mining regions, descended on the capital Lima on Thursday for a major planned march against the government and Congress, fired up by over 50 deaths linked to protests since last month. The clashes mark the worst violence Peru has seen in over 20 years as many people in poorer rural regions vent anger at the Lima political elite over inequality and rising prices, testing the copper-rich Andean nation’s democratic institutions. Protesters are demanding the resignation of President Dina Boluarte, fast new el…

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