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Pedro Castillo is arrested during an escape attempt

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According to the Peruvian press, the now former president of Peru was accompanied by his family when he was taken to the National Police Prefecture

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Former president tried to flee the scene, but was detained by police

The now ex-president of Peru🇧🇷 Pedro Castillo, was arrested this Wednesday, 7, after trying to dissolve the country’s Congress, reported the Peruvian press. Confirmation of the arrest of the politician was announced by the National Police of Peru in a publication on social networks. “In compliance with our duties pursuant to the law of the National Police of Peru, our troops arrested former President Pedro Castillo,” the corporation wrote in the twitter, when sharing a photo of the former president’s arrest. However, the publication was deleted minutes later. According to the newspaper El Peruano, Castilho was arrested and taken to the Prefecture of the National Police of Peru, accompanied by his family. The country’s press points out that the former president was trying to flee the scene, but was detained by police, who pointed a gun and declared the arrest. Pedro Castillo tried to dissolve the Congress of the Republic this Wednesday morning, after being accused of acts of corruption. However, the plenary of Parliament, in an extraordinary session, approved the removal of the politician from office. As Jovem Pan showed, with the decision of the Congress, vice-president Dina Boluarte was summoned to assume the position. She will be the first woman to hold the position. “This decision constitutes a coup d’état and departs from all constitutional landmarks,” declared leftist legislator Ruth Luque, whose group had been supporting Castillo’s stay in power. The legislators also emphasized that the climate remains calm in the country and that there is no movement of the Armed Forces, which is why they considered that the ruler will soon “be sent to prison”.

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Source: Jovempan

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