2020-12-04 16:10:54

AP PHOTOS: Peru's monuments mostly left alone in protests

Attacked in other countries during social and political protests, historical monuments and statues in Peru's capital came out of recent street demonstrations practically intact. Peru plunged into turmoil in early November when Congress voted to oust President Martín Vizcarra. Protesters filled the streets, decrying the move as a parliamentary coup, and some clashed with the police. After a week, there were two protesters dead and more than 200 injured. But monuments were practically spared, in part because they were protected with plastic or fabrics, but also because they were not targete