Peruvian Miners Join Massive Protests in Lima

Workers from the Doe Run mine complex in Peru joined a group of farmworkers in blocking the most important highways in capital Lima, in a massive protest that increases pressure against the newly appointed interim President Francisco Sagasti.

Workers from the Doe Run mine complex in Peru joined a group of farmworkers in blocking the most important highways in capital Lima, in a massive protest that increases pressure against the newly appointed interim President Francisco Sagasti.

On Sunday, hundreds of union members from the La Oroya’s Doe Run metallurgical plant blockaded a highway that is critical to the supply of food on Sunday night, demanding the government to turn over management of the mining complex. 

“We want to be given the management of the company after the failure of the government and its liquidation committee to sell the complex to a new operator,” the leader of the La Oroya workers union Luis Castillo told El Comercio.

Meanwhile, protesting farmworkers continued to cut off transit on the main highway north and south of Lima, snarling traffic, leaving hundreds of buses and tractor-trailer trucks carrying fresh fruit stranded and one protester dead.


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