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They fired tear gas canisters directly at the protesters' heads and upper bodies.
Peru's Interior Ministry Thursday began an investigation against ten National Police officers for the "unnecessary and excessive" use of force during demonstrations against former Interim President Manuel Merino.
The officers, whose identities are kept secret, are investigated for firing tear gas canisters directly at the protesters' heads and upper bodies.
Authorities revealed that the National Police also used prohibited projectiles such as glass marbles and lead shots to deter protests.
The investigation conducted by the Ministry's Internal Affairs Department could last another 50 days. The reports will be sent to the Police Headquarters, which will finally decide on the defendants.
����In #Peru protesters took to the streets of Lima against police violence and impunity and calling for justice for the victims of the repression during the anti-corruption protests of last November. pic.twitter.com/QDgMUiie5v