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Peaceful protesters against Excellon's La Platosa mine threatened with force (Aug-Sep 2012)

On 29 Aug 2012, the Mexican army forcefully broke up a peaceful protest against Excellon's La Platosa mine.  Protesters included workers who demanded that Excellon respect freedom of association & landowners who called for the company to comply with clauses of its land rental agreement requiring Excellon to provide for development projects for the community.

 

[Español] Acción Urgente: Gobierno federal y de Durango rompen proceso de diálogo en el conflicto de la Sierrita con Excellon Resources, Proyecto de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales (ProDESC), 29 agosto 2012

 

Press Release: Mexican army and police use force to break community's protest and enter Excellon's La Platosa mine, Project for Human, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Mexico (ProDESC), 29 Aug 2012

 

[Español] Boletín de Prensa: Ejército, policía federal, estatal y municipal entran a la fuerza a La Platosa, Proyecto de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales (ProDESC), 29 agosto 2012

 

"Excellon Mine Blockade Breached By Mexican Security Forces, Company Regains Access", Huffington Post, 29 Aug 2012

 

Excellon's response:

 

Excellon provides update information regarding La Platosa illegal action, Excellon Resources, 29 Aug 2012

 

Reaction to Excellon's statement & further developments:

Press Release: New evidence suggests that Excellon influenced Canadian government to browbeat Mexico to take action against peaceful protests at La Platosa mine
, Project for Human, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Mexico (ProDESC), 31 Aug 2012

 

Press Release: Communal Landowners of the Ejido La Sierrita Present Lawsuit for Rescission of Rental Contract of their Lands with Canadian Mining Company, Excellon Resources, Inc., Project for Human, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Mexico (ProDESC), 7 Sep 2012

 

[Español] Boletín de Prensa: Ejido La Sierrita presentó ya la demanda de rescisión del contrato de ocupación temporal de sus tierras en contra de la empresa minera canadiense Excellon Resources Inc., Proyecto de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales (ProDESC), 7 septiembre 2012

 

Urgent Action: Mexico: Protesters threatened with violence, Amnesty International, 11 Sep 2012

 

[Español] Acción Urgente: Mexico: Manifestantes amenazados con violencia, Amnesty International, 11 septiembre 2012