Peru’s accidental president fails to quell protests


              Soldiers and police stand guard in San Martin Plaza in Lima, Peru, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. A Peruvian judge on Thursday ordered ousted President Pedro Castillo to remain in custody for 18 months, approving a request from authorities for time to build their rebellion case against him. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
            
              Police walk by a charred moto-taxi frame left by people protesting the detention of President Pedro Castillo, on the Pan-American North highway in Viru, Peru, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. Peru's new government declared a 30-day national emergency on Wednesday amid violent protests following Castillo's ouster, suspending the rights of "personal security and freedom" across the Andean nation. (AP Photo/Hugo Curotto)
            
              Supporters of ousted Peruvian President Pedro Castillo work together to roll a boulder onto the Pan-American North Highway during a protest against his detention, in Chao, Peru, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. Peru's new government declared a 30-day national emergency on Wednesday amid violent protests following Castillo's ouster, suspending the rights of "personal security and freedom" across the Andean nation. (AP Photo/Hugo Curotto)
            
              Supporters of ousted President Pedro Castillo point to a poster with a an image of newly-named President Dina Boluarte during a protest march near Congress, in Lima, Peru, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Peru's Congress voted to remove President Pedro Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the Vice President Boluarte, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
            
              Supporters of ousted Peruvian President Pedro Castillo hold puppets depicting President of Congress Jose Williams, from left, Attorney General Patricia Benavides and Peru's new President Dina Boluarte, during a protest in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. A Peruvian judge on Thursday ordered Castillo to remain in custody for 18 months, approving a request from authorities for time to build their rebellion case against him. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
            
              Peru's new President Dina Boluarte attends a ceremony marking Army Day in Lima, Peru, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Peru's Congress voted to remove President Pedro Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, Boluarte, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
            
              Security forces detain a supporter of ousted Peruvian President Pedro Castillo, on the Pan-American North Highway in Chao, Peru, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. Peru's new government declared a 30-day national emergency on Wednesday amid violent protests following Castillo's ouster, suspending the rights of "personal security and freedom" across the Andean nation. (AP Photo/Hugo Curotto)
            A supporter of ousted Peruvian President Pedro Castillo holds a poster with a message that reads in Spanish: "Freedom to the president" outside the police base where Castillo is being held following his arrest, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. A Peruvian judge on Thursday ordered Castillo to remain in custody for 18 months, approving a request from authorities for time to build their rebellion case against him. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) Peruvian President Dina Boluarte, center front, and newly named cabinet members gather for a group photo after their swearing-in ceremony, at the government palace in Lima, Peru, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. Peru's newest president swore in her Cabinet on Saturday just three days after becoming the country's first female head of state and asked each minister to pledge not to be corrupt while in office. (AP Photo/Guadalupe Pardo) 
              A supporter of ousted President Pedro Castillo holds a Peruvian flag near Congress in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022. Peru's Congress voted to remove Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
            
              A person hangs a sign that reads in Spanish "He is Congress!" referring to ousted President Pedro Castillo the day after protests forced shops to shutter in Andahuaylas, Peru, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Castillo was detained on Dec. 7 after he was ousted by lawmakers when he sought to dissolve Congress ahead of an impeachment vote. (AP Photo/Franklin Briceno)
            
              Peru's President Dina Boluarte and newly named Chief of Staff Pedro Angulo hold up their right hands during a swearing-in ceremony for her cabinet members, at the government palace in Lima, Peru, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Guadalupe Pardo)
            
              FILE - Free Peru party presidential candidate Pedro Castillo poses for a photo on his land in Chugur, Peru, April 16, 2021. Castillo, a rural schoolteacher, had never held office before winning a runoff election in June 2021 after campaigning on promises to nationalize Peru’s key mining industry and rewrite the constitution, winning wide support in the impoverished countryside. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)
            
              FILE - Free Peru party presidential candidate Pedro Castillo, wearing a hat and poncho, talks to neighbors in Chugur, in the Andes of Peru, April 15, 2021. When Castillo won Peru’s presidency, it was celebrated as a victory by the country’s poor — the peasants and Indigenous people who live deep in the Andes and whose struggles had long been ignored. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)
            FILE - Peru's ousted President Pedro Castillo is escorted by police at the police station where he is being held in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Castillo was ousted by Congress and arrested on a charge of rebellion Wednesday after he sought to dissolve the legislative body and take unilateral control of the government, triggering a grave constitutional crisis. (AP Photo/Renato Pajuelo, File)
Peru’s accidental president fails to quell protests