Thousands rallying in the street of Peru's capital Lima on Friday, aiming to pressure the President against pardoning ex leader Alberto Fujimori. He's convicted of leading groups that slaughtered civilians and kidnapped journalists over a decade in office. Now president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has promised to pardon his 25 year prison sentence.
> We do not agree. Fujimori has been tried under the law. He has been sentenced and he has even accepted some charges.>> Kuczynski promised not to free Fujimori in the run until last year's election that help him scrape together a narrow victory over the ex-leader's daughter Keiko.
But last month he proposed the pardon over Fujimori's numerous health concerns after Congress ousted his Finance Minister. Fujimori still holds a solid base of followers in the country who credit him with fixing the economy in crisis and defeating a violent leftist insurgency. A poll earlier this year found 59% of Peruvians back a humanitarian pardon for Fujimori, but Kuczynki's proposal is widely seen as a political move in the patching things up with Congress.