Peru: Statement by the Spokesperson on the ongoing protests

19.12.2022 EEAS Press Team

The European Union reaffirms the importance of ensuring Peru’s political stability to address the ongoing social and political crises, in full respect of the constitutional order, the rule of law, and human rights.  The EU supports the ongoing political efforts led by President Dina Boluarte.  

The right of the Peruvian people to peaceful protest must be respected and protected. 

The EU condemns any use of violence and any excessive use of force, and it is very concerned by reports that more than two dozen civilians have been killed so far, some of them by firearms, and many more injured during recent protests.  

The EU calls on all political actors and civil society to work in a spirit of dialogue and cooperation to stop violence, reduce tensions and respond to the needs and aspirations of Peruvian citizens.


Peter Stano
Lead Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
+32 (0)460 75 45 53
Daniel Puglisi
Press Officer for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management/Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
+32 (0)2 29 69140
+32 (0)460 767374