Peruvian Merchants Burn Clothing to Protest Chinese Imports

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:

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.


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