A large-scale regional strike has been called on September 16 by organisations and trade unions leading the struggle against the construction of the copper mining project in the Islay province. The strike, involving the southern regions of the country demands definitive cancellation.
The inhabitants, farmers, environmentalists, provincial and regional authorities are demanding a definite termination of the mining project
Several sectors of the Arequipa region have decided to go on an indefinite general strike and will demonstrate in Lima next week
The inhabitants of the area are concerned about the serious impacts that the mining operations will have on the environment and agriculture