Riot police quash occuption of Barrick's North Mara gold mine in Tanzania
Uploaded: 30 Dec, 2008
Recording Date: 30 Dec, 2008
Topical for: 1 Month
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Program Title: Riot police quash occuption of Barrick's North Mara gold mine in Tanzania
Description: On December 11, four thousand residents of a northern Tanzanian village stormed Barrick Gold Corporation's North Mara gold mine.
Activists claim that Barrick security guards sparked the occupation when they allegedly shot a local man.
Riot police with guns and tear gas dispersed the villagers, who destroyed a reported $7,000,000 of equipment and stole gold ore.
Police killed one person, according to a Barrick spokesperson.
Host(s): David G. Koch
Featured Speakers/Guests: Features interviews with investigative journalist and activist Evans Rubara and photojournalist Allan Lissner.
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