Peru miners' protests turn violent

Police fire tear gas at miners protesting against planned government reforms of their industry.

    Demonstrations by Peruvian miners angered by low pay and government plans to reform their industry have turned violent.

    Police fired tear gas and fought with the protesters on Monday, as they marched towards Congress. The miners are opposed to a new law that will criminalise working in mines without being registered.

    Some miners say the plans benefit big businesses but the government says that they are trying to protect the Amazon rainforest.

    Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Inside the world of Chinese bitcoin mining

    Inside the world of Chinese bitcoin mining

    China is one of the main exchange markets and hosts some of the biggest bitcoin 'mining pools' in the world.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.