Two Peruvians, Jack Brian Pintado Sánchez aged 22, and Jordan Inti Sotelo Camargo, aged 24 both died from gunshot wounds from police during pro-Democracy protests that have been ongoing in Peru for the past week.
The protests arose in response to the impeachment of now-former President Martín Vizcarra, who was ousted from his position by congress, which prompted outrage from many citizens who perceived the impeachment to be a form of political coup.
Vizcarra was impeached due to allegations of corruption, and that he had accepted 2.3 million Soles, which is just shy of $870,000 AUD.
Police have reportedly been firing tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters.
Speaking on his resignation, the interim President Manuel Merino said in a televised address that “I, like everyone, want what’s best for our country.”
It currently remains unclear what leadership will emerge in Peru following these recent events.