Approximately 70 people on June 9, 2011 gathered outside the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs for a commemoration held for the seven individuals killed in Tanzania at African Barrick Gold's North Mara Mine. Peter Munk, who recently donated $35million to the University, is the founder of Barrick Gold.
Public outcry over this violence has been amplified by recent reports that local security/police forces employed by the mine have attempted to ban a memorial ceremony for the deceased. To the horror of many local families, these security forces also stole 5 of the 7 peoples' bodies from the mortuary.
The violence surrounding Barrick's North Mara mine has been ongoing since the company first arrived in the region. Mass displacements, lost livelihoods, contaminated water and the resulting health impacts are at the root of the ongoing violence.
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