Protesters in Peru demanding early elections and the release of jailed former president Pedro Castillo have resulted in the death of 17 people.
The clashes which killed at least 17 people happened in southern Peru.
According to the human rights office, two teenagers died when protesters attempted to take control of the airport in the city of Juliaca.
In another incident, one person died when protesters blocked a highway in the city of Chucuito.
Nationwide protests were reported in about 13 percent of Peru’s provinces where roadblocks were put in place in some areas.
Castillo was removed from office and arrested in early December in a wake of a widely condemned attempt to dissolve Congress ahead of his impeachment. He is serving 18 months of pre-trial detention on charges of rebellion.
As a result of continued protests, Dina Baluarte, the current leader supported a plan to push up to the 2024 elections for president instead of 2026.