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Barrick says protesters near mine were vandals with savagery

Santo Domingo.-  Monday’s violent protests in which people where attacked and properties vandalized around the Barrick Pueblo Viejo gold mine are acts of savagery that seek to jeopardize the peaceful surroundings that should prevail to ensure the country’s economic development, the Canada based company said yesterday.

“In a open criminal attitude they came around the mine to burn vehicles, blocking the road by cutting trees and burning tires in front of a school,” said Barrick spokesman Jorge Esteva on the incidents unleashed on the road between the towns of Cotuí and Maimon.

He said a group of unidentified people continue to threaten Barrick’s employees.

Source: Dominican Today

Category: DR News |

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Last updated October 24, 2016 at 6:05 PM
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