Peru in Turmoil: Police Battle Protesters in Running Street Clashes as Unrest Spreads

Thousands of protesters marched in Lima, Peru on Monday, leading to running battles with police officers who had been deployed to guard the capital. According to The Guardian, the police used tear gas to block protesters from marching, and some buildings were set ablaze.

The unrest comes as Peru faces a political crisis, with CNN reporting that it is a cautionary tale for democracies. ThePrint reported that the protests have been driven by a deep dissatisfaction with the current government, and have been escalating over the past few weeks.

The protests have been largely peaceful, but police have been forced to resort to tear gas and other measures to control the crowds. It is unclear how long the unrest will continue, but it is clear that the situation in Peru is tense and volatile.