Monday, January 30, 2023

Peru: Army recovers gas plant seized in protests

LIMA ( Associated Press) – Peru’s armed forces recaptured a gas pumping plant in the southern Cusco region on Sunday that was captured by anti-government protesters 12 days ago.

The Joint Command of the Armed Forces reported, “A detachment of the Integrated Forces of the VRAEM Special Command and the 33rd Infantry Brigade of the Peruvian National Police managed to evacuate the TGP gas compression plant, illegally occupied by more than a hundred people.” I went.” of the Andean country in a statement.

According to the armed forces, two persons were injured in the clash, who were discharged after treatment.

The plant was occupied by protesters protesting against the dismissal of President Pedro Castillo and the assumption of Dina Boluarte in the government. So far 27 people have died and hundreds have been injured in various regions in the turmoil caused by this political crisis in Peru.

The Joint Command indicated that “despite the hostile attitude shown by the protesters, law enforcement managed to control the situation without harming civilian, military or police personnel” or “the sensitive infrastructure of this vital asset”.

He denied that there were gunshot wounds in the confrontation, something that was said in videos circulated on social networks, and alleged that such publications seek to incite violence.

At the site of the recoveries, they were at the Segacciato gas pumping stations in the Kumpirushiato district of Cusco province, about 1,020.5 kilometers from Lima, in a jungle area where protesters have not yet given the government a ceasefire, as they have at the end of the year. Social leaders from other places in the Andean country were brought in for the festivities.

The regional health directorate reported that it treated two injured in that confrontation – a 45-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man – who were polycontaminated and under observation for three hours at a local health center and were later released and Stable.

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