6 miners died during a protest in Arequipa, Peru
I have heard, but I did not see (as I am in Puerto Maldonado).
Arequipa: miners speak of six dead and several disappearing
They demand that a high commision would be formed in manage of the situation.
The deaths of the 6 informal miners in Chala (Arequipa), occurred during the “indefinite strike”. The miners fear that the number of deaths would increase. According to the same demonstrators at least 6 others have disappeared.
(From Peru21 this morning)
The miners are taking to the streets of various cities, in reaction to the new Law by the minister of Environment, Antonio Brack whom On January 31, 2010, passed a law that forbids mining in different areas in Peru.