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Peruâ€™s Humala condemns spray-painting of monument during Conga rally
President Ollanta Humala (Photo: Andina/Reference)
By Manuel Vigo
July 13, 2012
On Friday President Ollanta Humala condemned the spray painting of the Jose de San Martin monument, in the center of Lima, during a rally against the Conga mining project.
"As a citizen I am offended, and simply feel that Peruvians must reject [these acts],” Humala was quoted as saying by El Comercio.
“Sometimes this is how things start, and then you end up with violent acts,” he added.
The incident occurred during a rally against the Conga mining project on Thursday.
The rally started in Plaza Dos de Mayo, and ended in Plaza San Martin, where several protestors spray-painted the Jose de San Martin monument, with slogans such as "We chose you to govern, not to kill" and "Conga no go"
"I believe that all Peruvians have the right to express their opinions and to show our agreements and disagreements in public, because that’s part of a democracy […] but we have no right to spray-paint monuments,” Humala said.
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Total coments: 2
Commented By: Dale Hemme
On: July 15, 2012. 11:54 am
Democracy? Who is kidding whom ? I think the current constitution makes the claim of being a self governing republic but finding evidence for that may be hard to come by as well. Not that any of this should be listened to as I myself come from a different flag that is going to hell in a handbasket and will drag this place with it as the movers and shakers have all banned together to ship us back into fuedalism at best and the stone age at ALMOST worst.
Commented By: ajonesb
On: July 16, 2012. 2:59 pm
Condemns? Yeah that really solves the problem buddy. I love how they use that word as a solution here and do squat about everything. Humala has not authority, huevos, and guts to put an end to it. The prime minister does all the work and he does nothing. The protesters laugh at Humala and do what they want. Keiko would have put an end to it very fast if she was elected. This government lacks cojones and authority.
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