A political crisis in Peru has triggered unprecedented nationwide protests, and a brutal crackdown by police. The protests are led by mainly rural poor, indigenous Quechua-speakers, demanding their human rights be fulfilled by a State which has for decades discriminated against them. The violence is a stark reminder of the legacy of Peru’s 20-year civil war, in which Quechua-speakers were the huge majority of those killed, disappeared and tortured.
Juana Lisa Lloret de Fernandez, founding member, Centro de Atencion Psico Social (CAPS)
Rosalia Chauca, member of Red Para la Infancia y la Familia