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22 Jul 2020 | 02:48 AM UTC

Peru: Protesters attack copper mine convoy in Cusco region July 20

Peru News Alert

Demonstrators attack vehicles from the Las Bambas copper mine in protest near Espinar (Cusco region) on July 20; further unrest possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/22/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/25/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Lima). COUNTRY/REGION Cusco, Espinar (Cusco region)

Event

Demonstrators attacked vehicles from the Minera Las Bambas copper mine as they traveled near Espinar (Cusco region) on Monday, July 20. The demonstrators stoned the convoy and set fire to two vehicles. The demonstrators are demanding that the mine provides more direct economic benefits to local residents.

Further unrest in the vicinity of the mine is possible over the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Cusco region are advised to monitor developments, avoid the vicinity of the mine and all gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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