SMM7, March 22: protesters in Peru reportedly attacked a convoy of the Las Bambas Mining Group, reflecting tensions in the country's economic situation hit hard by the epidemic.
According to Minmetals (MMG), the convoy was passing through the province of Espinar in Peru's Cusco region when two vehicles were set on fire.
The protesters strongly demanded economic interests that had nothing to do with Las Bambas and caused riots in the area. At present, the people injured in the protest have been moved to safety.
Last week, communities near Espinar protested against mining company Antapaccay, which is controlled by Glencore. The protesters, who demanded a "fixed fee" of $285 per local adult from Antapaccay, besieged a local mining corridor on Monday.
However, a spokesman for the Antapaccay said their proposal was to spend about $8.59 million on 30 infrastructure projects to create large-scale jobs, provide interest-free loans to small businesses and provide direct food relief to the areas most affected by the outbreak.
The spokesman added that the protest did not affect the company's operations.
Las Bambas produces 400000 tons of copper a year, accounting for about 2 per cent of global copper production.
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