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samedi, 24 juin 2017

 
 

 

URGENT : Indigenous are retaking their land in Mato Grosso do Sul and gunmen surround the place

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Last saturday (16) indigenous retook Takuara land in Mato Grosso do Sul. This battle has been fought in Lexuxa Land till 13th, the date of cacique Macus Veron’s death, that was killed 13 years ago, by gunmen while defended Takuara land.

And after an intense night, full of conflicts, the strenght from the resistence of the Guarani-Kaiowá people on the reconquest of the Takuara village won, and the gunmans and the DOF (Fronteer Operation Department) have finally backed off.

But, since sunday at morning, they have returned and the village is under atack again ! DOF (borders guards) threatened run over kids by their cars.

The president of the Human Rights Comittee of the Deputees Chamber in Brasilia has been called out to help by executing a State intervention, as a way of calling out for the Brazilian State to protect the indigenous people. Still, the DOF sent a message saying “Paulo Pimenta [federal deputtee] is not relevant towards us !”, and they, along with the gunmans, keep attacking the villagers.

They are shooting at the place, surrounding it ! The indigenous are not inside the farm, neither they are vandalizing it. These lies are told by the local farmers who mean to demoralize the Guarani Kaiowá struggle, even though it is legitim and fair.

The struggle is for land, and its intention is to pressure and require its immediate demarcation !

Leaderships from the Aty Guasu Council (huge Guarani-Kaiowá assembly) ask for us to reafirm that :

  • EVEN WITH THE ATTACKS, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WON’T RECEDE
  • THEY WON’T COUNTER-STRIKE BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO FIREWEAPONS LIKE THE STATE AND THE GUNMANS
  • THERE ARE PLENTY CHILDREN AND ELDER PEOPLE IN THE PLACE UNDER ATTACK
  • THEY WILL RESIST, PACIFICALLY, UNTIL THE TAKUARA INDIGENOUS LAND IS DEMARCATED AND THEY ARE FREE TO LIVE IN THEIR TERRITORRY, FAIRLY !

The Brazilian State HAS GOT to stop this massacre and ensure the original people’s rights ! ALL SUPPORT TO THE GUARANI KAIOWÁ FIGHT

Check video about this action right bellow :