Peruvian Police Attack Indigenous Communities Opposed to Mining and Fossil Fuel Extraction in Amazon Jungle…
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Join the Earth First! Roadshow and others in front of the Peruvian Consulate in San Francisco, Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at 9:00 AM
870 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 362-5185 … give ’em a call!
What’s going on? ~~~~~~~~~~~
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.