After weeks of peaceful protests, demonstrators, outnumbering police, have targeted buildings and set cars on fire in southeast Peru, where the government is allowing a Canadian firm to open a silver mine. Al Jazeera’s Craig Mauro reports from Peru.
Break the windows of the bank. Burn down the tax office. Throw some rocks and burning tires in the road. When a multinational corporation threatens your livelihood, what are you going to do? Sell your farm or fishing boat and flip burgers for the imported mining workers? Or are you going to fight?