Guatemala sets curfew in province after protests

 1 day agoLike|1Baldwin gets support from H’wood after on-set shootingDeepest earthquake ever detected struck 467 miles beneath JapanSoldiers receive instructions in El Estor, at the northern coastal province of Izabal, Guatemala, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The Guatemalan government has declared a month-long, dawn-to-dusk curfew and banned pubic gatherings following two days of protests against a mining project. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo): Guatemala Protest© Provided by Associated Press Guatemala Protest

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Guatemalan government declared a month-long, dawn-to-dusk curfew Sunday and banned pubic gatherings in the northern coastal province of Izabal, following two days of protests against a mining project.A soldier stands around a perimeter during raids in El Estor, at the northern coastal province of Izabal, Guatemala, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The Guatemalan government has declared a month-long, dawn-to-dusk curfew and banned pubic gatherings following two days of protests against a mining project. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)© Provided by Associated Press A soldier stands around a perimeter during raids in El Estor, at the northern coastal province of Izabal, Guatemala, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The Guatemalan government has declared a month-long, dawn-to-dusk curfew and banned pubic gatherings following two days of protests against a mining project. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Thousands of police confronted demonstrators angered by a nickel mine run by the Swiss-based Solway Investment Group.Police agents stand around a perimeter during raids in El Estor, at the northern coastal province of Izabal, Guatemala, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The Guatemalan government has declared a month-long, dawn-to-dusk curfew and banned pubic gatherings following two days of protests against a mining project. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo): Guatemala Protest© Provided by Associated Press Guatemala Protest

Protesters say they weren’t consulted about the mine, and lobbed stones at police, who responded with tear gas and stones.An indigenous woman watches soldiers who are standing guard in El Estor, at the northern coastal province of Izabal, Guatemala, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The Guatemalan government has declared a month-long, dawn-to-dusk curfew and banned pubic gatherings following two days of protests against a mining project. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)© Provided by Associated Press An indigenous woman watches soldiers who are standing guard in El Estor, at the northern coastal province of Izabal, Guatemala, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The Guatemalan government has declared a month-long, dawn-to-dusk curfew and banned pubic gatherings following two days of protests against a mining project. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

The country’s highest court has suspended operations at the Fenix mine because it ruled that Indigenous groups in the area had not been properly consulted about the project, and residents have set up protest encampments and held marches demanding they be included in the consultation.

  • Neighbors gather outside a police perimeter during raids in El Estor, at the northern coastal province of Izabal, Guatemala, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The Guatemalan government has declared a month-long, dawn-to-dusk curfew and banned pubic gatherings following two days of protests against a mining project. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
  • Soldiers receive instructions in El Estor, at the northern coastal province of Izabal, Guatemala, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The Guatemalan government declared a month-long, dawn-to-dusk curfew and banned pubic gatherings following two days of protests against a mining project. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
  • Police agents stand around a perimeter during raids in El Estor, at the northern coastal province of Izabal, Guatemala, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The Guatemalan government has declared a month-long, dawn-to-dusk curfew and banned pubic gatherings following two days of protests against a mining project. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
  • Soldiers patrol in El Estor, at the northern coastal province of Izabal, Guatemala, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The Guatemalan government has declared a month-long, dawn-to-dusk curfew and banned pubic gatherings following two days of protests against a mining project. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Neighbors gather outside a police perimeter during raids in El Estor, at the northern coastal province of Izabal, Guatemala, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The Guatemalan government has declared a month-long, dawn-to-dusk curfew and banned pubic gatherings following two days of protests against a mining project. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)Next SlideFull Screen1/4 SLIDES © Provided by Associated PressNeighbors gather outside a police perimeter during raids in El Estor, at the northern coastal province of Izabal, Guatemala, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The Guatemalan government has declared a month-long, dawn-to-dusk curfew and banned pubic gatherings following two days of protests against a mining project. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

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