Panama port city of Colón hit by rioting and looting

Panama port city of Colón hit by rioting and looting
 

A strike is paralysing the Panamanian port of Colón for a second day running after protests against plans to regenerate the city turned violent.
Civic groups behind the protest said the plans were a sneaky way of trying to gentrify the city and drive poorer residents out.
The government of President Juan Carlos Varela argues the plans will benefit the people of Colón.
Four police officers have been injured and 45 people arrested.
A historic building in Colón's old quarter, Casa Wilcox, was burned down.
Interior Minister Álvaro Alemán blamed "delinquent groups backed by people driven by... read more

 
14 March 2018 in World News, Views: 45
Source: BBC
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