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Tudcum San Juan, Argentina. October 23, 2015. One person was admitted into a hospital with a fractured skull and another with a broken arm, following brutal police repression against peaceful protesters demanding information about contamination at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine near Tudcum Argentina.
Local judicial authorities intervened and closed Veladero following the intervention by a federal judge. Communities marched to Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine’s gates, and blocked the entrance demanding information about the spill.
Police forces waited until the early morning hours brutally attacking local residents at 4:30 am this morning arresting 23. As of this press release, all 23 detained were still in custody. The two most injured were taken to local hospitals.