16 Nov 2020

Peru’s interim president quits after two protesters die

Latin America Correspondent

Peru’s interim president has resigned, a day after two protesters were killed during a police crackdown on demonstrations. Manuel Merino managed just a few days in post, and his departure was greeted with celebrations on the streets of the capital, Lima.

His predecessor Martin Vizcarra was impeached last week over bribery allegations,  a move regarded by many Peruvians as a coup.

The country’s top court is now trying to find a new leader to end the uncertainty – but will that quell the anger on the streets?

Warning: This report contains some distressing images.