Artisanal miners’ protests in Colombia hacked by looters

The artisanal miners say authorities are likely to persecute them and destroy the equipment they use to extract gold from close by deposits.

The continued blockades, nonetheless, have been hacked by third events who not solely have looted cargo vans passing by, however have additionally prompted damages to the automobiles and, in some instances, damage the drivers.

The Freight Forwarders Affiliation additionally instructed native media that financial losses brought on by these incidents add as much as over $20 million, as out of the 350,000 tons of merchandise transported by the intercepted vans, 2,000 tons of perishable and 1,000 tons of non-perishable merchandise have been misplaced. 

Following the looting, the affiliation that gathers artisanal miners in Cáceres issued a press release condemning the violence and distancing themselves from the riotous actions.

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