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秘魯:反採礦示威群眾封鎖礦區主要道路

2007年05月10日
摘譯自2007年5月7日ENS報導;謝芳怡編譯;莫聞審校

示威者封鎖道路,企圖阻止採礦進行。(照片來源:unknown)2日午夜,秘魯北部皮烏拉省城鎮的農民封鎖了礦區的主要道路,要求政府立即中止在該省內進行的所有採礦計劃,並在科地雷拉設立無採礦的「紅色區」。

抗議民眾更挾持一位檢察官作為人質,以交換其他被關進監獄的抗議人士;根據目擊的環保人士塞加拉表示,目前交換行動已完成,檢察官和囚犯皆已被釋放。

抗議民眾要求政府立即中止在皮烏拉雲霧林和安迪斯禿高原所進行的所有採礦計劃。同時他們也提出在皮烏拉科地雷拉內設立無採礦區的聲明,以保護被世界自然保育聯盟列為瀕危哺乳動物的山貘棲地。

此次的民眾運動已引起秘魯國會議長Mercedes Cabanillas Bustamante、皮烏拉省內閣首長和其他政府高層的注意,就民眾所提出的訴求進行協商。

Anti-Mining Demonstrators Blockade Peruvian Roads
PIURA, Peru, May 7, 2007 (ENS)

At midnight on May 2, farmers from cities and towns across the northern Peruvian state of Piura began blocking major roads to mining concessions to demand the immediate suspension of all mining projects in some parts of the state and the declaration of a no-mining "red zone" in the Piuran Cordillera.

A public prosecutor was taken as a hostage by protestors to exchange for other community protesters in prison. The exchange now has been completed and both the prosecutor and the prisoners have been released, according to eye-witness conservationist Alejandro Zegarra-Pezo.

The demonstrators are demanding the immediate suspension of all mining projects in Piura's cloud forests and the treeless Andean alpine plateaus known as paramos.

They are also demanding the declaration of a no-mining zone in the Piuran Cordillera, with special protective status given to the habitat of the mountain tapir, a mammal listed as endangered by the IUCN-World Conservation Union.

This people's movement is requesting the immediate presence and attention of the President of the Peruvian National Congress Mercedes Cabanillas Bustamante, Piuran state ministers, and other high government authorities to accommodate its demands.

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