Francisco Sagasti was sworn in as the new President of the Republic, this Tuesday, November 17, and, after being sworn in, he dedicated his first words as president to the young people who died in the marches against Manuel Merino and his government.
“I thank Congress and the public for this high appointment. This gratitude is a commitment, “he began his speech.
“Be my first words to remind jóvenes Jack and Inti, unfortunately deceased during the last days, who expressed and saw the citizen mobilization, carried out in legitimate exercise of the fundamental right to protest. I thank their relatives for their presence, “said the head of state.
Likewise, He went to the mother of one of the young people who will not be able to walk again, after the injuries he suffered during the protests.
“(I also thank Verónica (for her presence), mother of Jon Cordero, who is trying to recover from the serious injuries he received, “he said.
In that line, apologized to the young people who were attacked while making use of their right to protest.
“We cannot bring these young people back to life but we can prevent it from happening again. We can also decisively avoid the injured, “he said.
“On behalf of the State, I apologize to their families and to all the young people who marched to defend democracy. and that made us remember many years ago, of the importance of the vocation of service, “he stressed Sagasti.