Demonstrators carry the coffin of one of their fellow protesters killed by police in Juliaca, southern Peru, on June 25, 2010. Canada’s Bear Creek Mining Corporation said it will use ‘all available avenues’ to insist on its right to open a silver mine in the mountains of southeastern Peru, after authorities suspended its concession. Peru’s government made the move following more than a month of regional protests by indigenous anti-mining demonstrators who fear that mines pollute area waterways and leave few local benefits. At least five protesters were killed when riot police fired tear gas and live ammunition to keep anti-mining demonstrators from taking over the airport in Juliaca, in Puno province, on the 24th of June.
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