Thousands march in Peru capital demanding president step down

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By Marco Aquino LIMA (Reuters) – Thousands took to the streets of Peru’s capital Lima on Thursday in a peaceful protest against the new government and president, after weeks of bloody clashes triggered by the ousting of former President Pedro Castillo left at least 42 dead. “Why are you turning your back on the people, there are so many deaths, for God’s sake, stop this massacre,” said protester Olga Espejo, calling on President Dina Boluarte, previously Castillo’s vice president, to resign. “Ms. Boluarte, they are using you,” she said. Protesters shouted “Dina asesina!” (Dina is a murderer) a…

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