Civil society groups have called for an anti-corruption demonstration to take place in the city of Arequipa on Wednesday, September 12 to demand judicial reforms and accountability for judges. Demonstrators are expected to rally at 16:00 (local time) around Plaza España and Plaza de Armas. An increased security presence and associated transportation disruptions are possible in the vicinity of any demonstrations.
Several anti-corruption protests have been held in Peru in recent months amid a corruption scandal that has led to the resignation of both the President of the Supreme Court and the Justice Minister. Various organizations are taking part in the protests, including labor unions, NGOs, human rights groups, and judicial sector workers.
Individuals present in Arequipa are advised to anticipate transportation delays near protest sites and to avoid all protests as a precaution.
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