La Oroya's residents and thousands of Doe Run Peru workers
are currently blocking three spots of Peru's Central Road, as a protest against the smelter's temporary closure.
Doe Run announced the smelter would shut down operations for 90 days, paying only 50% of the workers' salaries.
According to RadioProgramas del Peru (RPP), the protesters are blocking the road
's exits from La Oroya to Lima, Huancayo anf Chanchamayo (Junin region).
Some other Unions and workers association have joined Doe Run workers' protest.
Peru's Police has sent its special squads to establish alternative routes and to prevent further problems.
Road's Police has also stopped the cargo trucks and passengers buses traffic at Corcona Control Post, located at the Km, 48 of the Central Road.
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