Non-commissioned officers of the PNP treat demonstrators against the government of Dina Boluarte as “terrorists”, responding to the orders of their superiors, which generates arbitrary arrests and discriminatory mistreatment of the detainees.
“It was fulfilled! Stop all these terrorists!” a police officer recorded himself during the incursion into the University City of the National University of San Marcos during an operation to intervene on all those who were in the premises. It is the petty officer of the second PNP Ricardo Quine Rosasa 49-year-old from Lima, resident in San Juan de Miraflores.
Officially, the Minister of the Interior, Vincent Romero, argued that the police action occurred request of the authorities of the National University of San Marcos, to arrest alleged usurpers of the facilities. But the recording of the effective Ricardo Quiñe Rosas rather reveals that the true intention of the police operation was to capture presumed “terrorists”, who participate in the anti-government demonstrations.
In the images disseminated by non-commissioned officer Quiñe, students and other people can be seen lying face down on the floor with their hands behind their backs, as if they were common criminals, while they were being watched and searched by the police. For this reason, Petty Officer Ricardo Quiñe celebrates what happened as a victory: “We burst San Marcos!”
According to police sources, Non-commissioned officer Ricardo Quiñe belongs to the Central Special Services Unit (USE), whose headquarters is located at the headquarters of the Seventh Police Region Lima, under the direction of General PNP Victor Zanabria Angulo.
Hours after the video recorded by the police force, on Saturday, January 19, it was filmed by protesters trying to hit a group of women, who protested the intervention at their house of studies.
The General Inspectorate of the National Police opened an investigation against the officer Ricardo Quine Rosas for having disseminated a video on his social networks in which he accuses the detained students and protesters of being terrorists.
That day, and in the same place, a Retired Army Colonelidentified as Carlos Elejalde Arias, was captured by Exitosa radio cameras, threatening the students and protesters who were in San Marcos. With a threatening stone he branded them as “terrorists.”
“We are from Shut up, we have been coming to give encouragement to the policemen. Nevertheless, these terrorist people, because we cannot call it anything else”, Carlos Elejalde told Exitosa.
The officer was accompanied by his wife Roxana Giraldo de Elejalde, who was a candidate for the Regional Council of Callao for Popular Renovation, by Rafael López Aliaga. The spouses arrived at the University City in the company of 15 other people, supposedly to support the police operation against “terrorism”.
At first the officer was accused of belonging to the “Terna Group” of the National Police, because at all times he was guarded and protected by the police.
The Ministry of the Interior and the General Commander of the National Police They must explain why they treat San Marcos students and protesters as “terrorists”, a dangerous narrative that encourages mistreatment, humiliation and violence towards people.
A group of people from the regions of huancavelica Y apurimac, who were spending the night at the Cusipampa premises, located on block 4 of Los Duraznos avenue, in the district of San Juan de Lurigancho, They informed La República that they were harassed and accused of being terrorists by police officers, who at all times tried to evict them.
The community members, between men and women, who They arrived in Lima to protest against the government of Dina Boluarte, they sent a video to this newspaper where a subject dressed as a civilian is observed, who, accompanied by two police officers, violently entered the Cusipampa premises. They shouted that meetings were prohibited and demanded that they return to their land.
The subject in civilian clothes is the senior non-commissioned officer PNP Eduardo Cotrina Portal, from the Canto Rey police station, located in San Juan de Lurigancho.
Eduardo Cotrina, a 54-year-old from Lima who lives in San Juan de Lurigancho, in an arrogant way and pulling them by their clothesdemanded that they evict the premises, otherwise they would be arrested.
Even the non-commissioned officer Eduardo Cotrina drew the attention of the community members for participating in the marches against the government of Dina Boluarte.
“Aren’t you ashamed to protest at 54 years old?” Petty Officer Cotrina told one of the older community members, threatening.who claimed him for his arbitrary conduct.
The protesters pointed out that the petty officer Eduardo Cotrina Portalwho directed the operation, he treated them in a derogatory manner and at all times wanted to evict them, despite the fact that they had the authorization of the owner of the premises, Percy López Chacón. They alleged that Cotrina never identified herself and always treated them racistly because they came from the provinces.