Peruvian Police Accused of Massacring Indigenous Protesters in Amazon Jungle

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Democracy Now!
June 8, 2009

Peruvian Police Accused of Massacring Indigenous Protesters in Amazon Jungle

Dozens of people are estimated to have been killed in clashes between police and indigenous activists protesting oil and mining projects in the northern Peruvian Amazonian province of Bagua. Peruvian authorities have declared a military curfew, and troops are patrolling towns in the Amazon jungle. Authorities say up to twenty-two policemen have been killed, and two remain missing. The indigenous community says at least forty people, including three children, were killed by the police this weekend. [includes rush transcript]

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Gregor MacLennan, Program Coordinator for Amazon Watch. He arrived in Bagua, the scene of this weekend’s clashes, on Saturday.

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2 thoughts on “Peruvian Police Accused of Massacring Indigenous Protesters in Amazon Jungle

  1. Pingback: Inside the Peruvian Amazon « Dandelion Salad

  2. Shame on the Peruvian Free Trade Agreement, and, for both parties that supported it.

    This was supposed to be Obama’s “:model” FTA, right? Gawd, I’d hate to see the ones that he doesnt like.

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