Thousands of supporters of Alan Garcia, the former-president of Peru, attended his funeral and marched behind his coffin through Lima on Friday.

The children and friends of Garcia carried his body as it left the church, surrounded by supporters of his APRA (American Popular Revolutionary Alliance) party waving Peruvian flags.

Garcia shot himself on Wednesday when police arrived at his home in the Peruvian capital to arrest the former leader in connection with an ongoing corruption investigation.

Garcia, who served as president between 1985 and 1990 and then again from 2006 to 2011, is suspected of taking bribes from Brazilian company Odebrecht in return for granting construction contracts during his second stint in office.

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