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> Some of the marchers called for Kuczynski to resign and for new elections to be held. The pardon has pitched Kuczynski's center-right government into a fresh political crisis less than a week after Congress nearly removed him from office in the wake of a graft scandal. But some are accusing him of cutting a deal with Fujimori's supporters, who unexpectedly voted against a motion to remove Kuczynski from office.
Fujimori had served 12 years of a 25-year sentence for human rights crimes committed while he ruled Peru from 1990 to 2000. His supporters welcomed the decision but protestors were furious. Many had to be held back by riot police outside the hospital where Fujimori was being treated, forcing Kuczynski to appear on national television and call for reconciliation.
The country is deeply divided over the pardon. And there's little indication that Fujimori's apology will heal the rift.