The ongoing protest in Peru resulted in a violent clash on Thursday, as thousands of protesters turned to the street of the capital demanding the removal of President Dina Boluarte.
The protest led to a violent clash between the protesters and the police as they fired tear gas and smoke to disperse the rioters.
The protests have been described as the most severe political riot in the country over two decades, as there has been a sharp distinction between the urban elite and the rural poor.
Due to the ongoing protest, the government has put in place a work-from-home policy for those who can to avoid the increasing clashes in the country.
During the Thursday protest, protesters were seen chanting and calling for the resignation of the president, while street sellers hawked T-shirts with the inscription, “Out, Dina Boluarte,” “Dina murderer, Peru repudiates you,” and “New elections, let them all leave.”
The people have blamed the administration of President Boluarte for the violence, accusing her of killing commoners, and instigating conflicts within the country.
The protest in Peru has been encompassing unions and students group participating actively in the protest, as they described the period as a breaking point between dictatorship and democracy.
According to information from Interior Minister Vicente Romero Fernandez said, a total number of 22 police officers, and 16 civilians were injured in the protest that rocks the country on Thursday.
Protest In Peru’s Capital Turns Violent