Glencore’s Antapaccay copper mine in Peru has resumed mining activities at the site after one whole week after suspending operations due to protests, according to local media reports.
The mine has halted operations since March 8, 2021, after local community members had blocked the main access to its facilities.
The company said that some of the members of the 11 communities in the Espinar province had blocked access to the mine as a protest due to a lack of agreements with the state and the company.
The mine authorities had resumed operations during the weekend and reiterated their commitment to the development of Espinar and Peru, the company said in a translated statement on its Facebook page.
The company informed that the government had deployed public security to ensure law and order in the region around the operation without harm to community members, security forces, or its workforce.
In 2020, Antapaccay was the sixth-largest copper producer in Peru and accounted for 8.8pc of its total copper production, as per media reports.