Merchants from the Gamarra [es] area, a well-known center of textile manufacturing and commercialization in Lima, burned imported Chinese clothing [es] in the streets as a protest over the low priced Chinese garments which, according to them, make their businesses go bankrupt.
On Twitter, Alfredo “Alial” (@Alfredo_jch) [es] implied a better use for those burnt clothes:
En Gamarra queman la ropa China, en Puno la gente muere de frío. #Perú
— Alfredo ”Alial” (@Alfredo_jch) August 28, 2013
In Gamarra they are burning Chinese clothes, in Puno people are freezing to death. #Perú
This last weekend, the Carabaya province, located in the department of Puno, experienced the worst snow storm in a decade, affecting more than 1,200 families, leaving people missing and causing the death of animals that are the livelihood for the people in the area.