Scuffles broke out at a protest in Lima on Thursday celebrating the government's decision to re-assess earlier approval granted to Southern Copper Corp for its proposed mine Tia Maria.

Riot police provoked the ire of demonstrators, who struck them with flags and makeshift sticks.

After more than a week of protests against the company and the government in the southern region of Arequipa, Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra promised to reconsider the $1,4 billion (€1,24 billion) project.

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