Peru police tear gas, arrest workers during a protest against Tuman sugar company

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Local police arrested several people as employees of the Empresa Agroindustrial Tuman Company rallied in Lambayeque, a region in northwestern Peru, on Thursday. Workers demanded the replacement of the company's current legal management in the city of Chiclayo. Peru's National Police, equipped with riot gear, fired tear gas and rubber bullets tried to disperse the demonstrators. Some of the activists could be seen gasping for breath and someone even fainted after breathing in the gas.