Some 10,000 people marched Friday in protest against a planned gold mining project La Colosa, which is located in the municipality of Cajamarca, Tolima, center-west Colombia.
La Colosa is a massive goldmining project invested heavily by the world’s No. 3 gold producer AngloGold Ashanti. The project was suspended in 2008 on environmental grounds and a partial permit was later granted.
According to radio station Caracol, the protesters, along with the unions, have asked the government to prevent the process of exploration and subsequent exploitation of La Colosa by multinationals.
Authorities report that no one was injured during the demonstration.