Peru: Rioters pelted Venezuelan embassy with stones

Peru: Rioters pelted Venezuelan embassy with stones
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21 February 2021
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Lima, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of violent rioters on Saturday pelted the Venezuelan Embassy in Peru with stones and other heavy objects to protest against the killing of a Peruvian in Colombia by Venezuelan criminals.
 
Protesters chanted xenophobic slogans against the Venezuelan Embassy, broke windows and set consular guidance sings stuck on the fence on fire, which they threatened to climb. No Venezuelan Consulate personnel were injured.

The Embassy's premises were guarded by three police officers only, and even though the protesters came from downtown directly to the Embassy, the police reinforcements showed up when the attack had already finished and only then they took control of the situation.

Before moving to the Venezuelan Embassy, the protesters tried to reach the Parliament, but were kept at bay one block away and there they shouted aloud for President Francisco Sagasti to close the borders to Venezuelans.

When the attack was over, marchers went to local TV stations in search of publicity for their actions, and went back to the Embassy, where the police protected the Venezuelan Embassy.

At the beginning of the attack, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza demanded on Twitter that Peruvian authorities comply with the Vienna Convention and shield the Venezuelan diplomatic and consular mission in Lima

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