Roughly 8,000 Peruvians marched through the streets of Lima Saturday, one of the largest demonstrations in this country since the late 1990s. The protesters were marching toward Peru’s congressional building when clashes broke out with riot police.
Their complaints are as diverse as the protesters themselves — middle-aged bureaucrats seeking job stability to unruly soccer fans better known for their hooliganism than political activism. Yet, they shared one concern: “And where is it? Where is that national government that represents the people?”