Arab Today, arab today peru declares state of emergency in antimining protest area
Last Updated : GMT 11:50:29
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Peru declares state of emergency in anti-mining protest area

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Peru declares state of emergency in anti-mining protest area

Protesters clash with police forces
Lima - AFP

Peru has declared a state of emergency in the country's south, where a violent protest against the Tia Maria copper mine has left four people dead in two months.

The move late Friday, which means the military will take charge of security in the province of Islay, came hours after a clash between protesters and police left a 55-year-old demonstrator dead, according to medical sources.

Witnesses said the victim died after he was shot in the chest. Local authorities did not confirm or deny the information.

Additionally, four demonstrators and three police were injured when a group of protesters tried to take control of a local police station.

Earlier this month, the government had already deployed some troops to help local police maintain order.

Protesters are demonstrating against the project by Mexican-owned copper firm Southern Peru, which they say will pollute their water and damage agriculture.

Local residents, who have opposed the project for years, have been protesting since March 23.

The mining company last week called for calm, proposing a two-month break to address doubts about the mining project.

Peru, which has significant mineral wealth, is the second largest copper producer and the fifth largest gold producer in the world.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today peru declares state of emergency in antimining protest area Arab Today, arab today peru declares state of emergency in antimining protest area

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today peru declares state of emergency in antimining protest area Arab Today, arab today peru declares state of emergency in antimining protest area

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque

GMT 12:13 2017 Thursday ,11 May

Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque
Arab Today, arab today Seeks to move past rift with Israel

GMT 08:00 2017 Monday ,08 May

Seeks to move past rift with Israel
View News in Arabic - Business: قضايا ساخنة
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday