Barrick Gold denies Dominican mine workers’ protest

Santo Domingo.- The miner Barrick Gold’s local operation affirmed Thursday that the disturbances staged yesterday in the central town Cotuí, which the media reported as a protest by employees against that company on labor demands was in fact “a group of people who forcibly prevented its workers’ movements.”

“We are requesting the support of the authorities to determine the actors behind these actions to take the pertinent measures and guarantee our rights and those of our employees and suppliers,” the company Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corp. said in a statement.

According to unconfirmed reports, six people were injured in the protest, stoked by popular groups of the area of Pueblo Viejo, Sanchez Ramirez Province.

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