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July 20, 1988
Riot police wounded five people and arrested at least 270 protesters when a nationwide general strike in Peru flared into street clashes and induced leftist guerrilla violence, officials and strike leaders said. The 48-hour general strike was launched to protest government economic policy. Strikers and student sympathizers blocked main arteries leading into Lima with bonfires and rocks but were driven off by police using tear gas and firing water cannons, reporters said.
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July 29, 2000 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA and NATALIA TARNAWIECKI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With a pall of smoke and tear gas hanging over Lima's colonial downtown and a cloud of uncertainty hanging over Peru's democracy, President Alberto Fujimori took the oath of office for an unprecedented third term Friday as protesters clashed with a cordon of riot police. Outdoor ceremonies preceding the inauguration in the capital were marred by nearby fighting between demonstrators and about 40,000 riot police.
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February 19, 1987 | Associated Press
Thousands of students battled riot police at a downtown plaza Wednesday in the second violent protest this week over recent police raids on university campuses. About 5,000 students rallied to demand release of 173 classmates and 100 other people still held on suspicion of being leftist terrorists. They were among nearly 800 arrested in raids on five Lima campuses last Friday. Students carried banners accusing President Alan Garcia's center-left party Aprista of being fascist.
NEWS
November 30, 1988
Fifty people were injured when police fired tear gas and birdshot to disperse students and striking Peruvian miners at the national university in Lima, police said. The demonstrators were protesting the government's failure to resolve a five-week-old national miners' strike that has crippled foreign exchange earnings. Anti-riot police entered the campus of San Marcos University to quell protesters, who were throwing rocks at vehicles and blocking roads, a police spokesman said.
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July 29, 2000 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA and NATALIA TARNAWIECKI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With a pall of smoke and tear gas hanging over Lima's colonial downtown and a cloud of uncertainty hanging over Peru's democracy, President Alberto Fujimori took the oath of office for an unprecedented third term Friday as protesters clashed with a cordon of riot police. Outdoor ceremonies preceding the inauguration in the capital were marred by nearby fighting between demonstrators and about 40,000 riot police.
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February 19, 1987 | Associated Press
Thousands of students battled riot police at a downtown plaza Wednesday in the second violent protest this week over recent police raids on university campuses. About 5,000 students rallied to demand release of 173 classmates and 100 other people still held on suspicion of being leftist terrorists. They were among nearly 800 arrested in raids on five Lima campuses last Friday. Students carried banners accusing President Alan Garcia's center-left party Aprista of being fascist.
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