Dramatic scenes from Peru as riot police clash with protesting students who are accusing university officials of corruption. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
Peruvian students clash with police during demo
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Rocks and tear gas flew in Lima on Monday after a protest over allegations of corruption in Peruvian universities turned violent as riot police tried to stop students from marching towards the country’s Congress.
Anger boiled over amidst allegations by National Federico Villarreal University students of vote-buying and corruption among the list of university officials named by the National Higher Education Superintendent’s Office (SUNEDU).
Students, who voted for new university officials earlier this year, claim the list of winners did not accurately reflect the people for whom they voted.
Last week, SUNEDU reached an accord with the students who claim it agreed to hold new elections and release a new list of names on Monday (August 8), but students said it failed to meet the deadline.
As demonstrators attempted to march to Congress, riot police blocked roads and threw tear gas at the protesters, to disperse the crowd.
According to local media, officials from Peru’s Comptroller General’s Office have said that they would enter the National Federico Villarreal University’s offices on Wednesday (August 10) for an audit of the university’s 2014 and 2015 expenses.