“The police treated us like criminals at all times”

“The police treated us like criminals at all times”

Students, graduates and protesters who arrived from the provinces narrated the mistreatment and abuse they received from the police during the violent intervention at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM).

On Saturday, December 21, at 9:30 in the morning, the National Police of Peru (PNP) entered with the tank TE-10415 to the university city of La National University of San Marcos in order to arrest all the people present in the place.

Without measuring the use of force, the PNP He attacked the people who were having breakfast, reduced and without a defense attitude.

They started firing tear gas, including from the helicopter. The policemen began to capture people as if we were criminals. They did hit my foot when they threw me to the ground, it’s still green,” says Luis, a student who prefers to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals during the investigation.

Luis was one of the 192 detainees on Saturday, December 21, at 9:30 am Still shocked by the violent event, he agreed to narrate the facts to La República, as long as they did not identify him.

Most of the people who arrived from the province were near the doors, next to where all the food that came through donations was stored. There, the police seized most of them, forced them to lie face down with their hands behind their backs..

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