Approximately 400 protesters from rural communities are camping on property planned for an open pit copper mine at Hudbay Mineral’s $1.7 billion Constancia project in Peru, according to a report released Thursday by Human Rights Without Frontiers.
At least 4 women were injured in clashes with Peruvian National Police on Thursday near Hudbay’s project in a remote area in the Andes, according to the human rights group.
The occupation of the planned open pit site follows a Nov. 11 protest where 160 people from nearby villages staged a sit-in at the main entrance to one of Hudbay’s mining camps.
The day before, Nov. 10, two youths were detained and reportedly beaten by Peruvian National Police after entering Hudbay property, the human rights group states. Continue reading