October 21, 2019 / 11:35 AM / a month ago

Workers at Chile's Escondida copper mine, world's largest, to walk off job Tuesday

SANTIAGO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The union of workers at BHP’s Escondida copper mine will hold a day-long strike on Tuesday in a show of solidarity with protests in Chile, the union president told Reuters on Monday.

Violent clashes, arson attacks and looting in cities throughout Chile led to at least seven deaths over a weekend marked by chaos in the world’s top copper producing country.

Escondida is the world’s largest copper mine. (Reporting by Fabian Cambero; Writing by Dave Sherwood; Editing by Alison Williams)

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