UPDATE: Peru’s Gestión biz media now covering the story here.
UPDATE 2: The two children are reported to have died from “toxic gas inhalation”. Or in normal person’s language, an overdose of teargas.
UPDATE 3: More reports starting to flow from the zone, with most concetrating on injuries suffered by police. One officer in hospital with bullet wound to the abdomen from one report, another has seven protesters and four police officers injured. We also hear that the protesters have now (Saturday morning) re-blocked the main Panamericana highway in response to the crackdown, which means this ruckus isn’t going away any time soon.