Thursday, April 10, 2014

Papua New Guinea: Barrick Gold Massacre Leads To Riots

Harper and Baird are instigating war across the Middle East and Eastern Europe, and by doing so, providing a platform for Canadian companies to commit genocide. Someone please provide Harper and Baird a gun and place them on the front lines of a battlefield. These two grotesque political cowards have no business conducting the political affairs of Canada.

 

Papua New Guinea: Barrick Gold Massacre Leads To Riots

Canadian Mining Company's Security Opened Fire On Miners.


( Reporting by activist Jethro Tulin, of the Porgera Alliance and the Akali Tange Association, a local human rights organization)
Riots break out in Porgera, Papua New Guinea, after Toronto-based Barrick Gold's security kills several local miners. Reporting by activist Jethro Tulin, of the Porgera Alliance and the Akali Tange Association, a local human rights organization. Jethro has visited Canada many times to advocate around compensating victims of mine-related violence and collectively resettling the population away from the mine. This is the violence that exists surround Barrick's mines in PNG, Tanzania, and Peru.

UPDATE from Jethro: Update on Porgera News, one more local was shot dead in the afternoon hours of today when raging mobs marched towards Paiam town. According to eye witness the victim recieved bullet wounds on the head. The shooting occurred at Pogema bridge. It is belived Police blocked marching crowd from advancing towards Paiam when confrontation triggered of shooting.
Soon after, the raging mobs returned towards Porgera in rampage and anything on their way was destroyed. The rioting crowd advanced towards the mine site but police I think managed to take control. Meanwhile nightshift employees commuting to work from Paiaim and Porgera station areas have been adviced not to show up for work. Situation still tense at the moment. The dead toll is not confirmed yet hence, figures are from hear say and confirm number of deaths will be posted when the final numbers are collected from relatives of victims. 

Riots break out in Porgera, Papua New Guinea, after Toronto-based Barrick Gold's security kills several local miners
 Update on Porgera News, one more local was shot dead in the afternoon hours of today when raging mobs marched towards Paiam town. According to eye witness the victim recieved bullet wounds on the head. The shooting occurred at Pogema bridge. It is belived Police blocked marching crowd from advancing towards Paiam when confrontation triggered of shooting. Soon after, the raging mobs returned towards Porgera in rampage and anything on their way was destroyed. The rioting crowd advanced towards the mine site but police I think managed to take control. Meanwhile nightshift employees commuting to work from Paiaim and Porgera station areas have been adviced not to show up for work. Situation still tense at the moment. The dead toll is not confirmed yet hence, figures are from hear say and confirm number of deaths will be posted when the final numbers are collected from relatives of victims.
Source: http://www.mediacoop.ca/story/papua-new-guinea-barrick-gold-massacre-leads-riots/20243

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