Anti-government protesters clash with police in Lima

STORY: Protesters walked through downtown Lima carrying signs demanding Castillo to leave office.

One demonstrator, Maribel Ortinola, told Reuters she wants the president to leave the country alone, saying, "he is driving it to bankruptcy. No Peruvian wants him. He needs to leave. For dignity's sake he must leave power."

Footage showed police using tear gas to disperse the demonstrators and protesters running to safety.

No injuries nor detentions were reported by the authorities.

Castillo, a leftist former school teacher and union leader, has presided over unprecedented political instability since taking office last July, cycling through four separate cabinets and surviving two impeachment attempts.

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