A 77-year-old man identified as Kenneth Darlington was caught on camera shooting protestors with his gun as he was reportedly irritated for getting stuck on the highway road blockade owing to a protest. The harrowing incident of gun violence took place on the Pan-American highway when the man, a lawyer and professor by profession, got agitated by the blocked road and began arguing with protestors.
Darlington open-fired at two environmental protestors and was caught on camera during the act. He holds dual citizenship in the US and Panama.
Man Shoots Two Protestors Dead In The US
The anti-mining protest in Panama going on for two weeks took a deadly turn when the elderly man began an argument mid-road, creating a scene. He was later arrested by the police after he shot the two protestors dead.
Reportedly, the anti-government protest and road blockade has so far caused $80 million in daily losses to many businesses and has shuttered schools nationwide for more than a week now.
It was the third week of protests against the large mining contract given to a Canada-based First Quantum Minerals firm to extract copper from Panama's largest pit mine for more than 20 years for battery automobiles.
In the video going viral on the Internet, an elderly man can be seen approaching the protestors waving his finger and asking them to leave, looking visibly upset by the blockade. He can also be seen moving the tires and wood logs aside making way for the vehicles to pass.
The camera caught him arguing with the protestors as they tried to stop him but instead, he took out his gun and pointed at them asking them to move before firing in the direction of protestors on the spot.
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Two people taking part in an anti-government protest in Panama were shot dead on Tuesday by an unknown assailant, authorities said, aggravating social tension that has welled up since anger over a lucrative mining contract sparked demonstrations. pic.twitter.com/l0X7BLdsOf
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