The death toll during the protests in Peru has risen to 23 people, radio station RPP reports.
Earlier it was reported about 20 dead.
Protests in Peru began after the impeachment of President Pedro Castillo and his detention. The demonstrators demand early presidential elections and the termination of the congress.
Pedro Castillo, who served as President of Peru, dissolved parliament on December 7, which was supposed to consider his impeachment for the third time. However, the parliamentarians still gathered for a meeting and decided on the resignation of Castillo. The armed forces and police spoke out against Castillo’s decision, he was arrested on charges of rebellion, abuse of power. Previously Vice President Dina Boluarte was sworn in as head of state in Congress and became Peru’s first woman president. She proposed holding early presidential elections in 2024, but later allowed elections to be held in December 2023 amid protests in the country. On the eve of the Congress of Peru did not approve the postponement of the presidential elections in 2023.