As the Peruanista blog noted, several protests have been held in the U.S. in solidarity with indigenous demonstrators in Peru. One march was held on Monday in Washington, D.C. days after violence erupted between the Peruvian army and civilians leaving dozens dead:
In the meantime, one of the indigenous protest leaders is seeking political asylum. Alberto Pizango has sought refuge in Nicaragua's embassy after the Peruvian government accused him of sedition, conspiracy and rebellion against him. A decision on Pizango’s asylum request is expected later today.
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Online Sources- Peruanista, YouTube, Al Jazeera English, BBC News