“People got excited and started to go down, and then they said that the people in front were suffocating,” he said.
Police have detained 23 people. Police chief Gen. Orlando Velasco said no firearms or tear gas were used during the raid.
Night clubs have been prohibited from operating since March because of the pandemic. Peru started lifting quarantine restrictions on June 30 in an effort to get the economy moving again, and the daily reported number of virus infections has doubled to more than 9,000 in recent weeks.
Peru has reported about 27,500 deaths from the new coronavirus.