…another one dies today. Shot by police. Bless ’em.
So next week the Arequipa region of Peru gets a 72 hour regionwide strike in support of the protest, instead of the mere 24 hour of a couple of weeks ago.
UPDATE: Here’s a link to an English language report on the death, from Global Post/AFP. Here’s how it starts:
One person was killed and two others injured Tuesday in clashes between police and demonstrators during a seventh week of protests against a mining project in southern Peru, the Interior Ministry said.
The fatality was the second in recent weeks as protesters rally against the $1.4 billion Tia Maria mine in the country’s Arequipa region.
“We confirm a death and two injuries following violent clashes in the city of Mollendo,” Interior Minister Jose Luis Perez Guadalupe told reporters.