Two indigenous people killed in Peruvian Amazon after pandemic-related clash with police


Security forces in Peru's Amazon region have killed two members of an indigenous community during a protest against oil spills on the impact off the corona virus. About 20 others were injured. Leonardo Russia, reports peruse Interior Ministry said it about 70 indigenous people armed with Spears attacked an oil well operator by Canadian firm in Loreto province. The company. Petro Tout said it was forced to suspend operations in the area. Groups representing indigenous people say locals are frustrated after years off environmental damage and general neglect. They say The crisis has worsened since the beginning ofthe the pandemic, which has had a devastating effect on the Peruvian economy and has overwhelmed the health services.

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