Protests erupt in Peru as many police officers set up to protect the capital

Protesters and police clashed in the streets of Lima on Thursday, while scores of protesters from across the United States. Yes one . Summoned in the Peruvian capital,

The u. andean. Yes. A.'s week-long protest motion, which seeks a complete government restart, was sparked by the ouster of former President Pedro Castillo in December

The protesters' fury has also grown with the rising death toll: at least fifty-four people have died in clashes with security forces since they left without a break,

Demonstrators who marched in Lima, defying an emergency reign ordered by the central authority, demanded the resignation of President Dina Boluarte

The Peru Nation television station confirmed that a group of protesters broke a protection cordon and advanced along Abancay avenue, near Congress

Fierce clashes also broke out inside the southern city of Arequipa, where protesters shouted "murderers" at police and threw rocks near the city's international airport

which grounded flights on Thursday. Live images from the city showed several people looking to tear down fences near the airport and smoke billowing from surrounding fields.

Public officials and some of the clickers have discredited the protests as being driven by vandals and criminals, a claim several protesters rejected in interviews

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