Peruvian police arrest the country's president

The Peruvian police detained Pedro Castillo, who had previously been ousted from the presidency by the country's parliament. This was reported on Wednesday by the newspaper El Comercio.

The publication published a photo of Castillo at the police station. According to the newspaper, he is in the capital Lima.

Earlier Wednesday, Castillo announced the dissolution of Parliament and the imposition of a curfew in Peru. The country's Prosecutor General's Office called the decision "a violation of the constitutional order" and announced plans to take "legal measures."

Castillo delivered an address before the start of a meeting of Congress that considered his impeachment. Legislators did not cancel the vote and approved the resignation of the head of state. The military and police spoke out in support of Congress.

The oath as head of state was taken before the Congress by the First Vice-President of Peru, Dina Boluarte. Before the start of the ceremony, representatives of the leadership of the armed forces and the police of the country entered the Congress Hall. Members of Parliament greeted them with applause.

Peruvian police arrest the country's president