SI A LA VIDA! NO A LA MINA!
Peruvians in London will be picketing the embassy in support of the people of Cajamarca Peru confronting the Yanacocha gold mine. The people are protesting 20 years of environmental damage by the mine owned by Newmont and Buenaventura. Through the Conga Project, the mineowners want to expand operations that would affect 4 lagoons at the head of the valley, contaminating the water supply for cultivators and cattle rearers throughout the province.
Local communities demand that their right to prior consultation is repected, and that independent Environmental Impact Assessments are carried out and evaluated.
Solidaridad con el pueblo de Cajamarca! Conga no Va! Agua sí, oro no! No a la militarización de Cajamarca!
Alto a los abusos de Yanacocha! No a la destrucción del medio ambiente! Defensa de la Pachamama!
Embassy of Peru, Sloane Street SW1 (nearest tube Knightsbridge, very near Colombian Embassy)
1pm – 4pm Friday 1 June