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Streets of Lima Flooded with Anti-Keiko Fujimori Protests

Tens of thousands took to the streets of Peru to denounce the right-wing candidate, who is the daughter of jailed former dictator Alberto Fujimori.

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!"

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At least 40,000 activists marched in the rally in Lima, Peru, May 31, 2016.
At least 40,000 activists marched in the rally in Lima, Peru, May 31, 2016. Photo:teleSUR
Peruvians are nervous about the former dictator
Peruvians are nervous about the former dictator's daughter winning Sunday's upcoming presidential election. Photo:teleSUR
The right-wing candidate is believed by many Peruvians to be a figure tainted by corruption and ties to organized crime.
The right-wing candidate is believed by many Peruvians to be a figure tainted by corruption and ties to organized crime. Photo:teleSUR
Protesters hold up sign that reads "We women are fighters! Keiko doesn
Protesters hold up sign that reads "We women are fighters! Keiko doesn't represent us!" in Lima, Peru, May 31, 2016. Photo:teleSUR
Critics fear that a vote for Keiko would be a vote for former President Alberto Fujimori.
Critics fear that a vote for Keiko would be a vote for former President Alberto Fujimori. Photo:teleSUR
Previous marches have also drawn large, vibrant crowds of tens of thousands of Peruvians.
Previous marches have also drawn large, vibrant crowds of tens of thousands of Peruvians. Photo:teleSUR
Protester holding a poster reading, "Narco State Won
Protester holding a poster reading, "Narco State Won't Go. Keiko Won't Go!" Photo:Reuters
According to an Ipsos poll released Sunday, Fujimori is shown beating Kuczynski in the runoff election scheduled for June 5, Reuters reported.
According to an Ipsos poll released Sunday, Fujimori is shown beating Kuczynski in the runoff election scheduled for June 5, Reuters reported. Photo:Reuters
"Keiko, my country will not be your first job."
"Keiko, my country will not be your first job." Photo:teleSUR
"Narco-State is Corruption and Deat"
"Narco-State is Corruption and Deat" Photo:teleSUR
"NO indecency. NO cynicism. NO TO KEIKO."
"NO indecency. NO cynicism. NO TO KEIKO." Photo:teleSUR
Pedro Huilca Tecse was a martyred trade union leader assassinated in the early days of the Alberto Fujimori dictatorship.
Pedro Huilca Tecse was a martyred trade union leader assassinated in the early days of the Alberto Fujimori dictatorship. Photo:teleSUR
"207 Fujimorists Sentenced for Corruption."
"207 Fujimorists Sentenced for Corruption." Photo:teleSUR
Students hold anti-Fujimori banner in Lima, Peru, May 31, 2016.
Students hold anti-Fujimori banner in Lima, Peru, May 31, 2016. Photo:teleSUR
"Fujimori Never Again."
"Fujimori Never Again." Photo:teleSUR
"First Lady of Narco-Trafficking."
"First Lady of Narco-Trafficking." Photo:teleSUR
Reports indicate that supporters of rival right-wing candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski had little, if any, visible presence. According to polls, anti-Fujimori Peruvians far outnumber supporters of rival politicians running in Sunday
Reports indicate that supporters of rival right-wing candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski had little, if any, visible presence. According to polls, anti-Fujimori Peruvians far outnumber supporters of rival politicians running in Sunday's election. Photo:teleSUR
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