Tens of thousands of people filled the streets in Lima to protest the presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori. According to the latest polls, Fujimori is leading the runoff race, with elections set to take place June 5.
Many oppose Fujimori because of her father, Alberto Fujimori, the former dictator of Peru from 1990 to 2000. He is currently serving a 25-year prison sentence for corruption charges and human rights abuses committed during the Peruvian state's counter-insurgency campaign against militants of the Shining Path and the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement. Critics of Keiko Fujimori believe she is a threat to Peru's democracy and will end up following her father's example of authoritarianism, corruption, and a disregard for human rights.
Students and union leaders held signs that read "First lady of drug trafficking" and "We women are fighters! Keiko doesn't represent us!"