Kenneth Darlington Wiki – Kenneth Darlington Biography
Kenneth Darlington, An elderly American was arrested after a gunman was caught on camera walking toward environmental protesters blocking a Panamanian highway Tuesday and killing two of them. Disturbing footage showed a man with gray hair and glasses casually approaching the blockade on the Pan-American Highway and waving his finger as he argued with protesters, before pulling out a gun and opening fire. Other images showed people standing around bodies on the road in the Chame sector, west of Panama City, as well as the gunman handcuffed and led to a patrol car. Police later shared a photo of the suspect handcuffed to a pipe and he was identified as Kenneth Darlington, 77, a lawyer and professor who has dual citizenship in the United States and Panama, according to Newsroom Panama and Agence France-Presse.
Kenneth Darlington is 77 years old.
One of the shot protesters died at the scene, while the second was pronounced dead at a local hospital, AFP said. The violence came during the third week of protests over a huge mining contract that allows Canada-based First Quantum Minerals to operate the region’s largest open-pit copper mine for at least 20 more years. Road closures have caused up to $80 million in daily losses to businesses and closed schools across the country for more than a week. Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo sent his condolences to the families of the dead protesters, saying that such a crime “has no place” in the supportive society of his nation. The deadly shooting came after Panamanian media reported that a protester was run over and killed last week by a foreigner who was trying to pass a roadblock. The 19,000-mile Pan American Highway is the longest highway in the world, stretching from Alaska to Argentina with a break at the Darien Gap.