Peruvian villagers demand justice, set court files on fire

  • Demonstrators protest against corruption at San Martin plaza, in Lima, Peru, Thursday, July 19, 2018. The latest scandal to embroil this South American nation has ensnared some of the country’s highest-ranking judges and political officials and comes just four months after then-President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski stepped down in a separate corruption probe. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

LIMA, Peru — Hundreds of villagers in Peru’s remote Sihuas province broke into offices of the local prosecutor and court Friday, destroying thousands of criminal case files to protest corruption in the judicial system, authorities said.