Peru's President resigns following violent crackdown on anti-govt protestors

Peru's President resigns following violent crackdown on anti-govt protestors
Peru's interim president Manuel Merino has resigned after deadly crackdown on protestors.

According to details, the president who had assumed charges just a week ago resigned after two students died during protests against his government.

Manuel Merino had replaced former President Martín Vizcarra after he was impeached over bribery allegations, which he has denied completely.

Mr. Merino was under immense pressure to tender resignation following violent crackdown on demonstrations against him.

Earlier, twelve ministers from his recently appointed cabinet also submitted resignation in protest against police brutality over demonstrators.

So far Mr. Merino has been replaced by no one.

Thousands of protestors have been taking part in anti-government demonstrations in Peru. The oeaceful protests in Lima turned violent after clashes broke out between police and protestors resulting in the death of two students, 22-year old Jack Pintado, and 24-year old Inti Sotelo.

Peru imposed one of the earliest and strictest coronavirus lockdowns in Latin America to stop