President of Peruvian Congress holds presser | AFP

The President of the Peruvian Congress Pedro Olaechea holds a press conference a day after President Martin Vizcarra dissolved Congress in a spat over corruption and called elections, prompting a vote by lawmakers to suspend him. IMAGES

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RAW: Tear gas used as thousands protest against corruption in Peru

Police deployed tear gas as thousands took to the streets of Lima in protests against the Peruvian Congress on Thursday, amid revelations of the legislative body’s expenses on luxury goods.

Clashes broke out when protesters tried to overpass a police cordon in a bid to reach the Congress.

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