Fiery clashes in Peru as thousands protest new road tolls

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A new wave of violent clashes broke out in the Peruvian capital Lima on Thursday as truck drivers and their supporters marched against newly installed toll booths. The protesters paralyzed the North Pan-American Highway, demanding to cancel the toll erected around Lima, which is 5 soles ($1.49) to pass. Tensions ran high as the outraged demonstrators began to set tires ablaze and throw rocks and homemade explosives at police. The security forces used tear gas against the crowd. Dozens of protesters were arrested.