Thousands protest pardoning of Peru’s former president

AP Photo/Martin Mejia

Demonstrators shouts slogans against pardon of former President Alberto Fujimori with photographs of people disappeared during his government, in Lima, Peru, Monday.

AP Photo/Martin Mejia

A demonstrators throws a tear gas canister back towards the police during clashes against the pardon of former President Alberto Fujimori in Lima, Peru, Monday.

LIMA, Peru — Thousands of Peruvians took to the streets on Monday to protest the pardon granted to former President Alberto Fujimori, with many calling it part of a backroom deal struck to protect the current president from impeachment on corruption charges.