Police killed a man today in the Peruvian town of San Juan de Marcona for supporting an ongoing mining strike.

The strike began last week when 85 workers were laid off at the Chinese-run Shougang (show-gahng) mine.

In addition to denouncing the dismissal of miners, protestors also advocated for drinking water to be provided in the region.

Although the company produced 7.2 million tons of iron last year, mining conflicts are common in Peru where workers tend to lack basic amenities.