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Peru’s Cajamarca anti-mining protests and those cute, cuddly, law abiding police officers

This video, shot last Thursday during a protest march against the Conga gold project in Cajamarca Peru, shows how ten (yup, count ’em up) police officers surround and then beat up a cameraman who was filming the goings on. We also get the pleasant shot of a woman left unconscious by the police beatings.
However, it’s interesting to note that the anti-mine protests aren’t going away, despite the police brutality strategy. According to reports (and that link has plenty of photo evidence) 30,000 protesters were on the streets yesterday Monday in Cajamarca for day five of the strike action, with shops and businesses closed down for the day, too.
PS: Oh I’m sorry, did you just want IKN to provide you with information that fits in with your own prejudices? Humble apologies and all that, now go watch Fox.

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