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Peru mine protest

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Peru declared a state of emergency Monday after two people were killed and dozens of police officers injured in a violent anti-mining protest.
Peru mine protest

Locals surround a damaged car during a protest against Swiss-owned mining company Xstrata, in the Cuzco province of Espinar, 1,100 km southeast of Lima. At least two people were killed during clashes after hundreds of demonstrators lugged tree trunks and boulders into roads in the Espinar area of Cuzco to protest what they say is the mining firm's pollution of the Salado and Canipia Rivers.