EFEPanama City

Panamanian riot police on Wednesday used tear gas to disperse protesting University of Panama students, who for the third day in a row demanded concrete measures from the government against the rise in insecurity and fuel prices.

Nearly 200 riot control officers attended the University of Panama (UP, state-owned) to clear the road in front of this university, which the protesters blocked for several hours with barbed wire, rubbish bins and burning tires.

More than 50 students slung stones, rocks and other blunt objects at the police, and returned the occasional tear gas grenade.