Panama Police begins operation to open the Inter-American Highway | News

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The National Police of Panama reported that since Friday they have been working on an operation to reopen the Inter-American highway, blocked near Santiago and Chiriquí, within the framework of the protests against Law 406.


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Let us remember that Panamanian protesters have been demanding more than 20 days for the contract signed between the Government for mining exploitation.

As a result of citizen complaints, several areas have been short of supplies due to the blockade on the Inter-American highway, so the National Police deployed crowd control units to lift the blockades.

Where the shortage is most affected is in the province of Chiriquí, where fuel is scarce and therefore different items have not been able to be supplied.

In fact, the Government of Panama was forced to buy fuel from Costa Rica to supply service stations in Chiriquí.

Balance of damages and arrests in the demonstrations

On the other hand, police authorities also offered an account of the arrests made within the framework of the protests.

As of Friday, 1,017 people were trained, of which 886 are adults and 131 minors.

These arrests were recorded during the demonstrations in the provinces of Panama, Panama Oeste, Veraguas, Chiriquí and Colón.

The detainees were accused of crimes of vandalism and damage to property, after participating in protests in rejection of Law 406, which gave life to the Contract between the State and Minera Panamá.

The legal team of the Public Force has managed to prosecute these people before the Public Ministry and in the offices of the Justices of the Peace.

Likewise, they said that the demonstrations affected 62 businesses and 18 State institutions.

The National Police detailed that 39 security elements have been injured during the protests, five due to physical attacks, 27 with blunt objects and seven with firearms.

Damage to 66 vehicles was also reported, broken down into 32 government vehicles, 34 police vehicles and 14 private cars.

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