Violent anti-mining protests against Xstrata in Peru, 2 people die

Two people were killed and at least 50 were injured in protests against Xstrata’s Peruvian copper mine Tintaya 28 May, prompting the government to declare emergency rule that give the army special police powers.

The government suspended the freedom of assembly in a bid to break roadblocks isolating the mine.

Under the emergeny rule, no arrest warrant was needed to arrest anti-mining leader Herbert Huaman neither.

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