Thousands of countryman in northern Peru surrounded one of the lagoons that will soon be exploited as a gold project of Newmont, as part of the gold mine, called Conga.
The villagers promised to stop a possible transfer of its water, which is planned by the mining company to then move it to four reservoirs that will be constructed to ensure water to the villagers.
El Perol is one of several lakes, located in the northern region of Cajamarca, which would be displaced to build the project, which has a cost of 5000 million.
The project also involvea the Peruvian precious metals producer Buenaventura. Both face rejection from the people of Cajamarca, who fear pollution in their lands and the lost of water from their Andean lakes.
Some people took blankets and bags of potatoes and rice to the lake, to camp in that place for several days to stop the progress of the project.