The wall is about 4.5 kilometers or 2.8 miles in length. The height is up to three meters or 9.8 feet and fortified with barbed wire, has kept the rich residents of the La Molina district separated from the impoverished neighboring communities living without basic services.
The wall of shame was built during the violent era of the Maoist rebel group, Shining Path, in the 1980s, and it continued to segregate the communities even after the conflict ceased in the 1990s. The demolition may be a slow process due to unforeseen costs, and while La Molina residents will comply with the court’s ruling, there are concerns about potential land invasions. Despite the removal of this physical barrier, deep-rooted social divisions still persist.