Three police officers and a civilian were injured on Monday during an operation to clear a road that had been blocked since Saturday by opponents to a mining project in Peru, according to several sources.
The Ministry of the Interior informed that the officers were injured by rocks thrown by the demonstrators in Islay province, on the road that runs along the Peruvian coast and part of the Andean region in the south.

The Ministry identified the injured police officers as Angel Cienfuegos, Manuel Ramos and Rony Muñoz, while sources from social organizations in Islay, which have staged a strike for a week against the Tia Maria project, and the newspaper El Buho said that a civilian was wounded by a tear gas grenade thrown by the police.

Local media reported that the police operation lasted two hours and the riot officers shot rubber bullets to force the demonstrators to withdraw.

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