Two killed in panama protest as anti government tensions rise

Shots were fired at anti-government protests in Panama.

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Aniruddha Chakraborty
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BY A STAFF REPORTER: Two men who took part in anti-government protests in Panama have been shot dead by an unidentified assailant, authorities said.

Thousands of Panamanians have taken to the streets over the past few weeks against a new mining deal signed with Canadian mining company First Quantum Minerals.

State prosecutors did not provide details about the man, saying a man had been arrested in connection with the death.