Peru: 7 arrested as workers' protest against Tuman sugar company turns violent

Police made seven arrests as workers employed by the Empresa Agroindustrial Tuman Company clashed with police during a protest in Lambayeque, Thursday. Workers demanded the replacement of the company's current legal management with an administration endorsed by an Amazon court. Peru's National Police, equipped with riot gear, fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the protest. Some of... Еще the demonstrators gasped for breath and even fainted after breathing in the gas. «Our children do not go to the university or to the schools, because there is nowhere [to go], we have been without salary for six months, gentlemen,» said protester and Tuman employee Lidia Tirado. Seven workers were arrested during the protest and transferred to the Cesar Llatas police station in Chiclayo.

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