Protests in Lima, Peru

Watch: Peruvians protest the removal of President Pedro Castillo

In Lima, Peru's capital, protesters gathered at a demonstration on Thursday in support of their former President Pedro Castillo, who was ousted by lawmakers and arrested, accused of attempting a coup. 

In Lima, Peru's capital, protesters gathered at a demonstration on Thursday in support of their former President Pedro Castillo, who was ousted by lawmakers and arrested, accused of attempting a coup. 

Demonstrators held signs accusing Congress of being "rats" and "traitors of the homeland", as police fired teargas on rowdy crowds. 

They also accused Dina Boluarte, Castillo's former vice-president who has replaced him as leader, of being a "usurper" and a "puppet". 

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