THE ELMO MEME IS A REALITY IN MY COUNTRY
NOW THAT I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION
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My country (Perú) is in danger, our democracy is in grave danger, our last president was ousted for allegations of corruption and while we agree that he should be investigated, we were against the vacancy.
The congress is hiding behind our constitution to make it seem that what they did was legal. They ousted the president for 'moral incapacity', the problem is that nothing was proved so it shouldn't be possible, not only that, but last month they tried to do the same.
Before they voted for the vacancy, there were only 60 congressmen in favor but suddenly there were 105 who voted on favor, now they're starting to talk, there were deals made and also threats against some of them, telling them that there wouldn't be votes in favor their projects if they didn't vote like them.
Our new "president", who from now on I will call the usurper, was also the president of the congress who tried before to get the armed forces on his side, doesn't have studies, and has open processes against him. He was not chosen by us to lead the country, only 5,000 people voted for him on the congress elections, the peruvian population is of 30 millions
Not only that, but 68 out of 130 congressmen have open processes that go from money laundering to straight up murder. The new president of the congress has 52 criminal charges.
This exactly is why the congress ousted our last president, he was doing reforms to the congress so there wouldn't be impunity, he also called for elections on April.
We're only 5 months away from the elections.
The congress talks that they did what they did because it was their moral obligation. We know this isn't true, they did it because the president was against their populist laws that in the end would only damage the population and now that he's out, they can do it freely.
In the 3 days since they ousted our president, they already are trying to modify the university education reform and the SUNEDU an institution that makes sure that our education is of quality and has been closing universities that didn't make the cut, most of them were just taking money from their students or were just money laundering, two of this "universities" are owned by two congressmen.
Other thing that one party wants to do is to free their leader Antauro Humala from prison. This man was the brother of a former president who didn't pardon him in his term and has tried to get free for years now, but our justice system and our national assembly has not let him. Why is he dangerous? Well he's been sentences for insurrection, homicide, aggravated kidnapping, and other including a case called 'Andahuaylazo' where 4 policemen were killed. And since his party voted for the ousting, they are going to ask the usurper for a pardon.
The usurper has now elected his cabinet, the premier is a man who has called our people vicuñas and llamas, has said that femicides shouldn't be apart from a homicide because it usually happens when they are trying to mug them or it's their fault for cheating, he also has conflict of interests. He was a minister before, but he had to step down because of a conflict he was involve in enden up with the death of 24 indigenous people.
This brings us to yesterday 12/11/2020 (11/12/2020 for you USA). MILLIONS of peruvians took the streets in different parts of the country and in other countries too, we did this since day 1 but the one from yesterday was massive.
It was a pacific protest, we were chanting and protesting against the usurper and the congress, nobody was violent until the police started attacking us.
There are more photos and videos but some of them are too strong, the police not only repressed us, they attacked journalists and paramedics, they didn’t let the firemen help our the wounded
There were undercover cops trying to stir the protestors but got mad when we realized who they were so they shot us.
Let me make this very clear
Not with rubber bullets, with actual bullets
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And now the minister of the interios, who leads our police, is saying that there were not undercover cops, that they didn’t attack us, that they didn’t use tear gas against us and our media is talking about the damage we’ve done to our city WHILE THERE’S A GUY IN COMA BECAUSE THE POLICE SHOT HIM IN THE ABDOMEN TWO OR THREE TIMES, THEY SHOY PEOPLE POINT BLACK, WE STILL DON’T KNOW WHERE SOME PEOPLE IS, THEY DISAPPEARED.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Share this, and share the different posts in the Peru tag, let us be heard, we need the eyes of the world on us, we need people to know that our democracy is in danger, we need you to look at us and let the usurper and the congress know that we’re not alone and that everything they do is being monitored by the international community, let them know that they don’t have power over us.
Here’s a carrd (here’s another) that explains some things, I’m sure I’m missing a lot of things so fellow peruavians please add to this post.
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