LT SALUTES OUR SISTERS AND BROTHERS OF THE CGTP. WE WISH THEM SUCCESS IN THEIR STRUGGLE TO RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGES OF THE WORKERS OF PERÚ. ¡VIVA CGTP! ¡VIVA EL PERÚ!
In Lima, citizens marched towards the Congress headquarters, in front of which they gathered with banners. No incidents of violence were reported at any time during the tour.
On Thursday, Peru’s General Confederation of Workers (CGTP) and the Union of Education Workers (SUTEP) took to the streets of Lima to demand an increase in the minimum wage.
Protesters marched from the Dos de Mayo square to Congress, in front of which they gathered with banners. No incidents of violence were reported during the tour, which was guarded by Police agents.
Similar demonstrations were also held in the regions of Arequipa, La Libertad, Cusco, Huancavelica, Junin, Ucayali, and Loreto. President Pedro Castillo noticed that his government will guarantee protesters’ rights.
“Since we live in a democratic country, our people must have the streets open to demonstrate. As a government, we must ensure that no protesters are persecuted and that their demands are met as soon as possible,” Castillo pointed out.