Police and Protesters Clash in Peru as Thousands Take to the Streets to Protest Democratic Dysfunction

Protests erupted in Peru today as thousands of police officers deployed to guard the capital of Lima. Thousands of protesters marched through the streets, clashing with police in running battles. Police resorted to using tear gas to block protesters from marching, resulting in a chaotic scene.

The situation in Peru is a cautionary tale for democracies. The protests are a result of the government’s failure to address the country’s mounting economic and political crises. Recent polls have shown that the public’s trust in the government is at an all-time low, and the protests are a sign of the country’s democratic dysfunction.

The protests are likely to continue until the government takes action to address the underlying issues. In the meantime, the police presence in the capital is expected to remain high.