(CNN Spanish) — The Peruvian Ombudsman’s Office reported that the number of people killed in events related to the recent protests rose to 51, of which 50 are civilians. According to the report presented this Wednesday afternoon, another person died due to events related to the blockade of a road in the town of Chao, located in the province of Virú.
According to information from the institution, this Wednesday’s death raises the number of dead civilians from 49 to 50 (41 in clashes and nine due to traffic accidents and events related to the blockade).
Also that it has registered a total of 722 people injured since the start of the protests.
In addition, he explained that, to date, one policeman has died and 422 have been injured in the clashes.
He added that during this Wednesday a total of 105 roads have been blocked and protests have been registered in 45 provinces of the country.
The recent protests throughout Peru —in which clashes between protesters and law enforcement have been recorded— broke out after the removal of Pedro Castillo as president —occurred on December 7.