May 5, 2017

On Sunday, April 30, local ranchers in Maranhão, Brazil, attacked the indigenous Gamela community, leaving 13 wounded. Several people were taken to a hospital, some with severe machete and bullet wounds.

The attack came as the Gamela community was trying to reclaim ancestral lands, just a few days after 4,000 indigenous protesters demanding recognition of indigenous land rights were repressed by police with tear gas and rubber bullets in the capital, Brasilia.


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