Military begins attack on Peruvian Native protesters, numerous reported deaths

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Peru' National Police attacked unarmed Indigenous civilians in the Amazon region the morning of June 5 - more than 38 killed, including 28 Indigenous and 10 police.
Photography / Fotografía © Enlace Nacional. June 5, 2008. Lima, Peru. 

 

Indigenous peoples in Peru have been striking for the last 52 days protesting against free trade policies that would allow multinationals to take over their territories.

This military attack occurred around 5:00 AM on June 5, a day after the Congress of Peru decided not to debate one of the most important decrees that allow the sale of Indigenous land.

The number of casualities is according to a Twitter sent by a Peruvian journalist who is in the area of Bagua, a city located in the Amazonas region of Peru.

There is numerous additional photos and links for the Native communityh to contact in regards to this effort to break the protests at the link below.

Link to more information

 

 

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