On 7 April 2022, authorities declared a state of emergency until 8 May on all highways across Peru in response to a nationwide strike and demonstrations by freight carriers and farmers over rising fuel and fertilizer prices. At least six people have been killed in violent protests that began on 28 March. Under the state of emergency, military forces will be deployed to the nation’s highways to clear blockades set up by protesters, while also restricting freedom of movement and assembly on highways.