Peru's president vows to punish violent protesters

STORY: Boluarte’s message came after thousands of protesters in Peru, many from the country's heavily indigenous south, descended on Lima angered by a mounting death toll since unrest erupted last month and calling for sweeping change.

Police estimated the march at around 3,500 people, but others speculated it attracted more than double that.

Rows of police in riot gear faced off against rock-hurling protesters on some streets, and one historic building in the city's historic center caught fire late on Thursday.