Several hundred protesters marched late on Monday in Lima demanding the removal of President Boluarte.

Riot police have used tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters in the Peruvian capital as demonstrations that have been gripping the country since early December show no sign of abating.

At least 46 people have died since violent protests started early last month following the removal of left-wing, Indigenous President Pedro Castillo.

“The social protests will continue. We are working intensively with the defence ministry to resolve them,” Interior Minister Vicente Romero told state TV.

After a mass rally last week in Lima, another is planned for Tuesday by protesters demanding the resignation of Boluarte, despite authorities calling a state of emergency.

“We urgently need Dina to resign,” Edmunda Canaguira, 60, told AFP news agency. “Dina murderer”, some were heard shouting before police moved in with tear gas volleys.

“She doesn’t listen to the people. It’s her fault that we are in the streets this week, without food, without being able to sleep,” added Canaguira